The world's largest social network said Wednesday that it earned $425 million, or 17 cents per share. That's up from a loss
Facebook is building great value for consumers and brands; it's a very valuable company. Wall Street's negative analysis completely misunderstands the Facebook business model -- and to some extent, the entire nature of the social media market.
The investment banks that helped inflate Facebook's share price may stand to earn fees as Facebook acquires other companies. Unfortunately, the fall in value puts a damper on these plans.
If speculators are disappointed with the performance of the Facebook IPO it is because they had ridiculous expectations of what rational investors would pay. The market has put a premium valuation on a great company and we should be happy about all of that.
All of the pre-IPO hype and post-IPO letdown completely misses the point when it comes to Facebook. Although Wall Street may see it differently, Facebook's main task is not about making a quick buck. It's about slowly and methodically building a sustainable business.
Say goodbye to the individual investor on Wall Street. Whatever positive impression they had of the IPO market and the stock market in general was just torched to the ground.
The company has also extended the time frame for its $1 billion acquisition of mobile app maker Instagram, projecting the
Going public and raising a boat load of cash doesn't guarantee success. As we all eagerly await Facebook's Initial Public Offering (IPO), I can't help but to think that history is going to repeat itself.
What's the $100 billion for? It's an option on Mark Zuckerberg and his 800 million Facebook friends. It's an option on whatever future monetization strategy Facebook may develop. That value may be high. It may not be unreasonable.
Facebook has been valued recently at $80 billion while Google has a current public market value of $195 billion and Apple has a market capitalization of $350 billion. Will any of these companies still be around in forty years?
Facebook executives have said it is inevitable that they will take the company public, but have not specified a date. But
Goldman Sachs is leading the chase to manage the lucrative offering, which could come in the first quarter of 2012, CNBC
The company's astounding growth and popularity have put some of the Internet's biggest guns on notice -- including Google
VentureWire reports today that Kleiner is taking a small stake in Facebook by buying as much as $38 million of stock from
Facebook’s estimated market value has shot past eBay’s, making it the third most valuable web company. Read more on Newser
Facebook, the popular social networking site, has raised $500 million from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor in a deal
The value of huge social networking operation Facebook is a matter of endless debate among experts. The company has over