NYSE pokes Facebook to switch its listing

The bungled handling of Facebook’s initial public offering by NASDAQ may have left the door open for a rival suitor to win over the newest technology company on the market.

Would Facebook’s IPO have been bigger if it went with New York Stock Exchange?

The all-computer run NASDAQ could be to blame for a lack of a Facebook stock pop Friday, when the social network started its first day of trading. Orders flooded in for the stock, but overwhelmed computers and glitches slowed trading down because stock orders couldn’t be processed, leaving investors wonder if their orders had gone through. If Facebook had gone with the New York Stock exchange, where there are redundant backup systems, it might have been a different story.

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Watch Facebook’s historic IPO live on the NASDAQ’s website

Facebook has priced its shares at $38 and will raise up to $18.4 billion in the largest technology IPO in U.S. history. Those who don’t want to miss a single moment of the watershed occasion are in luck, as the NASDAQ will be live streaming Facebook’s big debut.

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Facebook picks Nasdaq for IPO

In preparation for its upcoming IPO, Facebook has chosen to list its shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol “FB,” according to the New York Times.

Apple shares break $600 for the first time

For a moment this morning, each share of Apple stock was worth as much as a new 32GB third-generation iPad. Apple shares broke the $600 mark for the first time ever Thursday morning, hitting $600.01 before falling back a bit in morning trading.