Identity is important to everyone, but many startups get it wrong. Getting identity right has been one of the main keys to Facebook’s success.
Facebook’s IPO has raised hopes in Silicon Valley that the tech industry’s days of wine and roses will soon be back with hundreds of startups going public. Even President Obama seems excited. He recently proposed an “IPO on-ramp” to help young, smaller companies go public.
Buried in Facebook’s 21,890 word registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are a ton of new facts and figures about the social media company. Since there’s a larger-than-usual amount of buzz surrounding Facebook upcoming initial public offering, one of the best ways to cut through the noise is to look at the numbers.
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Now that Facebook is fast on its way to becoming a public company, and its financials have been laid bare, there’s just one question that remains unanswered: What is Facebook actually worth?
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Wall Street likes data. Annual reports and quarterly reports move markets. If Wall Street could access daily data on the ins-and-outs of a company, it would. Hedge funds have been known to use analysis of satellite imagery of Wal-Mart parking lots to try to get a jump on the markets.
Editor's Pick No one knows how hard the mighty can fall quite like Mike Jones. Jones was MySpace’s most recent CEO; his job was to assess a faltering social app and see if it was saveable.
Facebook said its users are increasingly using mobile devices, and that this is risky because the social network still hasn’t figured out how it can make money from mobile ads.
Facebook’s core values include a powerful, results-oriented, anti-theoretical philosophy called “The Hacker Way,” according to founder Mark Zuckerberg.
“The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration,” Zuckerberg writes. “Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete. They just have to go fix it — often in the face of people who say it’s impossible or are content with the status quo.”
With Facebook’s just-released S-1 filing, we’re getting a better picture of how the company is competing in the mobile sphere. We already knew the company had more than 800 million registered members, and now we know it had more than 425 million monthly active mobile users in December 2011, a stunning accomplishment.
Facebook has filed its S-1 form with the SEC, announcing its intention to go public.
Facebook has been on a rocket ride to social network dominance. Now we know that it’s making some money from that ride.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg owns 28.2 percent of the company, according to Facebook’s just-released IPO S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Facebook’s initial public offering is one of the most hyped technology events of the year, and the company is expected to debut on the stock market in May. Its stock ticker symbol will be “FB.” The company has not yet named a starting price has yet been named, but Facebook said in the filing that it expects to raise at least $5 billion in the IPO.
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