Facebook has filed for its IPO and with that filing, a lot of new information about the company was revealed. Facebook is rumored to be going public this week in a deal that could value the social-networking site at an astonishing $100 billion
Facebook IPO reveals information
845 million monthly active users,
483 million daily active users,
Over 425 million monthly active users using Facebook’s mobile products.
In its filing Facebook appears to consider growth in mobile use among the key risks to the company.
People are increasingly using their smartphones (and tablets) to access the web which should Increase mobile Facebook use and Facebook isn’t currently monetizing this use (with ads), but that is likely to change soon.
In fact with timeline facebook’s new planned FrontPage format, many users are already saying its probably going to make another MySpace of Facebook, as not many users like the new look of Facebook the once loved. Google G+ and twitter at the same time are getting better day by day adding new features to their own websites
some of the Tech ipos from last year
ZYNGA – Zynga went public in December at $10, but closed down 5 percent to $9.50.Zynga now trades at around $10.50 and remains a gaming force to be reckoned with
GROUPON – Daily deals giant Groupon went public last Nov. 4. Its stock debuted at $20 per share and hit a high of $31.14 before closing at $26.11 by the market close.
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Professional social network LinkedIn probably had the biggest IPO in terms of hype this year because it was one of the first big social media companies to go public. The ipo was prices at $45 per share on the New York Stock Exchange, LinkedIn began trading at $83.00 per share on May 19.
Previous B IG TECH IPO Debut’s
Google filed for its IPO in April 2004, with Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. and Credit Suisse First Boston LLC.The search giant raised $1.2 billion for a market value of $23 billion and Shares were offered at $85, but opened to $100.
Microsoft went public in March 1986 at $21 per share, closing at $27.75 a share its first day. Microsoft is currently valued at $248.45 billion.
Amazon went public in May 1997 with 3 million shares of common stock for $18 per share.
Amazon is currently valued at $87.38 billion
Apple: 1980 IPO
Apple went public in December 1980 at $22 per share. It was one of the the largest IPO of its times. Apple is currently valued at $422.37 billion.
Yahoo’s April 1996 IPO were priced at $13, opened at $24.50, and closed at $33. The ipo created a frenzy at the market with many investors looking to cash in on the dot-com boom. Yahoo is currently valued at $19.3 billion.