Articles About Facebook

Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
08.07.2012

Facebook Needs More Friends

Facebook’s first earnings report is now public and it’s making people a little cool to the world’s biggest friendship chain (955m users by the end of June). Facebook made a quarterly loss, of $157m. Since its IPO on May 18th, the company’s share price hasn’t regained its $38 initial price. On August 1st Facebook’s shares […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
04.17.2012

Facebook IPO to Be Listed on Nasdaq

Facebook is friending Nasdaq in one of the most-desirable deals among the Internet companies jockeying ahead in the race for social-media IPOs.  The addition of Facebook’s listing enhances Nasdaq’s reputation as the favored exchange among high-tech companies.  The exchange is home to several tech firms, including Apple and Google.  The stock will trade under the […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
04.10.2012

Cash Mobs Form to Support Local Businesses

First, there were flash mobs.  Now, there are cash mobs. A cash mob is an organized group of do-gooders who suddenly descend on small businesses, snap up merchandise and gather at pubs and restaurants afterward to celebrate their pro-community mission.  The shopping sprees have taken place in cities ranging from San Diego to Buffalo.  The […]

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Author:
Mark McDowell
Posted:
03.28.2012

Want an Energy Efficient Home? Push the Green Button

Want more control over electrical use in your home?  The Green Button Initiative might be the answer. “Imagine being able to shrink your utility bill, or knowing the optimal size and cost-effectiveness of solar panels for your home, or verifying that energy-efficiency retrofit investments have successfully paid for themselves over time” said Aneesh Chopra, Chief […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
03.27.2012

The Trouble With Kony 2012

The “Kony 2012” film, made by an organization called Invisible Children, Inc., (IC) is a prime example of how social media can push out a video and people react to it without time to get context and background to make an informed judgment. Joseph Kony, who is believed to be in his early 50s, is […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
01.25.2012

Is AirBnB Becoming the eBay of Vacation Rentals?

The global apartment sharing startup AirBnB has raised $112 million at a $1.3 billion valuation, confirming rumors about the fast-growing company which books rooms, apartments and houses in destinations from New York to San Francisco to Hawaii to London to Paris to Barcelona to Buenos Aires.  The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz (AH).  Reports […]

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Author:
Tom Silva
Posted:
01.10.2012

Craig Wortmann on Being an Entrepreneur

Virtually anyone can be an entrepreneur, although starting one’s own business is a giant leap.  Many people look at becoming an entrepreneur as a cause and effect – the academic term being “causal logic”.  That may not be the optimal way to view entrepreneurship, however.  Rather, the world’s most successful entrepreneurs use effectual logic.  According […]

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Author:
Neal Wankoff
Posted:
12.14.2011

Is the Timing Right for a Facebook IPO?

Facebook is contemplating the idea raising about $10 billion in an IPO that would value the predominant social-networking website at more than $100 billion.  At $10 billion, the offering would raise significantly more money than any other technology IPO, and Facebook expects investors to be eager to buy into the social-networking company.  The IPO would […]

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Author:
Neal Wankoff
Posted:
08.09.2011

Google+ Off to a Good Start – Will It Last?

Just one month into its launch, Google+ has seen extraordinary growth, netting some 20 million unique visitors.  Still, it faces several key challenges before it can become the dominant force in social media.  Online metrics company ComScore said that of the 20 million users, five million of those are from the United States.  “Google+ is […]

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Author:
Neal Wankoff
Posted:
07.12.2011

Facebook Is Worth $50 Billion? Anyone Remember the Dotcom Bubble?

Could social media be the victim of the next dot.com bubble? Although Facebook has been valued at $50 billion – more than Yahoo!, eBay, and Time Warner and butting heads with such giants as Amazon and Google, there is some question about what the valuation is based on.  According to Newsweek, “Some media experts have compared […]

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