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Facebook Quiet Period Ends. Analysts Say: Meh

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The government-mandated quiet period surrounding Facebook's initial public offering has ended, meaning Wall Street investment banks that underwrote the company's IPO can issue research on the stock. And judging from the mixed reviews of analysts at firms that priced Facebook at $38 a share, Facebook shareholders may be wishing they'd...
Facebook Quiet Period Ends. Analysts Say: Meh

Facebook partners with mobile billing provider Bango

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U.K. mobile billing and analytics provider Bango announced today it signed a deal “to provide payment services to Facebook.” The arrangement could be part of an upcoming effort to monetize Facebook’s mobile platform. The social network has 425 million monthly active mobile users but so far does not generate “meaningful”...
Facebook partners with mobile billing provider Bango

WATCH OUT GOOGLE: Facebook Has An Ex-Googler And Two Dozen Engineers Working On Search (GOOG)

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Facebook is working on revamp of its search product, report Douglas MacMillan and Brad Stone of Bloomberg BusinessWeek: About two dozen Facebook engineers, led by a former Google engineer named Lars Rasmussen, are working on an improved search engine, say two people familiar with the project who did not...
WATCH OUT GOOGLE: Facebook Has An Ex-Googler And Two Dozen Engineers Working On Search (GOOG)

The DeanBeat: billionaire Mark Pincus breaks out of quiet period (exclusive interview)

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Mark Pincus is the newest billionaire in Silicon Valley, thanks to the December initial public offering of Zynga, the social game giant he founded in 2007. For much of last year, Zynga was in a quiet period leading up to its IPO and Pincus had to wear a muzzle....
The DeanBeat: billionaire Mark Pincus breaks out of quiet period (exclusive interview)

We've Seen This Movie Before...On Traffic of Good Intent

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The post We’ve Seen This Movie Before…On Traffic of Good Intent appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image) Back in 2005 I whipped off a post with a title that has recently become relevant again – “Traffic of Good Intent.” That post keyed off  a major issue in the burgeoning...
We've Seen This Movie Before...On Traffic of Good Intent

Facebook's quietly confident IPO | Paul Carr

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Mark Zuckerberg is likely to stay tight-lipped about Facebook's stock market flotation – unlike other Silicon Valley CEOs recentlyAbout time too. Facebook is on the point of filing papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in preparation for its long-awaited initial public offering. This is both big news and...
Facebook's quietly confident IPO | Paul Carr
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Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

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Despite the public perception, the SEC quiet period isn’t a great boon for reporters and analysts. I hate that some companies use the vague quiet period rules to duck important questions about their business. But more importantly, I hate the feeling of unfairness. My goal isn’t to beat up on...
Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

Mark Pincus on Zynga's Strategy: Open Platform, Collect Non-Gamers, Score One Billion Players

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In the run-up to its IPO, Zynga spent most of last year in a quiet period unable to talk about its plans. Now that’s over, and founder and CEO Mark Pincus has been on roll. In June, he appeared at the D: All Things Digital conference. Later the same month, he...
Mark Pincus on Zynga's Strategy: Open Platform, Collect Non-Gamers, Score One Billion Players

PandoMonthly with Peter Thiel Recap: Startups, Competition, Capitalism, Bubbles

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Last night’s fireside chat with Peter Thiel was a resounding success, with comments flooding in that the talk was great, the network sublime, and the pizza delicious. We’ve posted the video here for your viewing pleasure, as well as a few key excerpts from the night. Thiel is well-known...
PandoMonthly with Peter Thiel Recap: Startups, Competition, Capitalism, Bubbles
Markets: Trulia Stock Pops On Opening Day
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Analysts Give Yelp a Lukewarm Review

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Now that Yelp’s quiet period has expired, analysts have started to issue their first report cards and the results are unanimous. Out of four reports issued by Jefferies, Citi, Goldman Sachs and Oppenheimer, there are zero buy recommendations, Forbes reports. But that’s because the company’s stock price, which has soared...
Analysts Give Yelp a Lukewarm Review

A U.S. law firm is looking to raise an antitrust suit over Facebook Credits

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At the sniff of Facebook’s upcoming IPO, it seems that the trolls are creeping out from under the bridge in the hope of grabbing a piece of the action. A US law firm has announced that it is looking to put together a case against Facebook Credits, which it claims could violate...
A U.S. law firm is looking to raise an antitrust suit over Facebook Credits

Apple Earnings Approach, Stoking The Usual Fears

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As usual around this time in the quarter, the tech world waits with baited breath as Apple prepares to tell us Wednesday how it did that quarter. In the quiet period ahead of the report, the usual supply chain rumors and doomsaying speculation abound. John Moltz has a good column...
Apple Earnings Approach, Stoking The Usual Fears
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Groupon investigated for odd stock spike prior to earnings report

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Groupon is being investigated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority after the company’s stock made a sharp, upward turn Monday, before earnings beating expectations were delivered at the close of business that same day. Finra, which watches for oddities within the market, was tipped off to strange Groupon activity...
Groupon investigated for odd stock spike prior to earnings report

How Goldman Sachs Blew The Facebook IPO

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IPOs are wildly profitable deals for Wall Street investment banks, and they come with huge bragging rights. So it's no surprise that the biggest Wall Street banks fought over the Facebook IPO for years. The inside story of the Facebook showdown reveals a lot about the relative status of...
How Goldman Sachs Blew The Facebook IPO

No, Facebook didn’t break the rules by announcing the Instagram acquisition during its quiet period

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We’re not saying that we are the final word on the legal intricacies of going public, and the rules therein, but it looks like Facebook broke no law by announcing its acquisition of Instagram during its quiet period. A company that is going public, after filing, has to endure a protracted period...
No, Facebook didn’t break the rules by announcing the Instagram acquisition during its quiet period

Andrew Mason: Groupon To Begin Offering Deal Personalization Abroad Later This Quarter

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At the Goldman Sachs Internet and Technology Conference in San Francisco Thursday, Groupon Founder and CEO Andrew Mason took to the stage to talk about the daily deal behemoth’s newly-minted position as a public company, its roller coaster ride both leading up to and since its IPO, as well as...
Andrew Mason: Groupon To Begin Offering Deal Personalization Abroad Later This Quarter

Did Yahoo Tip The Press To Force Facebook's Hand In Patent Dispute?

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Yahoo is playing the press while trying to force Facebook into licensing between 10 and 20 of its patents. Yahoo is making fairly standard claims in Web tech circles: that a hotter, younger company is infringing on patents Yahoo registered years ago and now needs to cut the former Web...
Did Yahoo Tip The Press To Force Facebook's Hand In Patent Dispute?

[SURVEY] Professional Investors Will Stay on Sidelines for Facebook's IPO

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Shares of Facebook will reportedly begin trading in May, and professional investors expect the stock's price to rise 12% in the first quarter, according to a survey by Maven. Despite that upbeat assessment, just 12% of professional investors surveyed by Maven said they planned to invest in Facebook, with 44%...
[SURVEY] Professional Investors Will Stay on Sidelines for Facebook's IPO

Groupon's Andrew Mason: We Were 'Toughened Up' By Quiet Period (GRPN)

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Life hasn't changed much for Groupon CEO Andrew Mason since the company went public last year. "It's a lot like being a private company except I have to do this once a quarter. I have to do earnings calls." Mason was talking at the Goldman Sachs Technology conference in...
Groupon's Andrew Mason: We Were 'Toughened Up' By Quiet Period (GRPN)

It’s Official: Facebook has filed for a $5 billion IPO

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In a move that has been hotly anticipated, Facebook has filed with the SEC to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering of stock in the United States. Yesterday, it had been predicted that Facebook would file initial paperwork for its public offering, seeking to raise $5B in its IPO...
It’s Official: Facebook has filed for a $5 billion IPO

Salesforce.com Just Landed Its Biggest Deal Ever, But Can't Brag About It

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Shares of Salesforce.com are rising at a healthy clip today after the company is said to have closed the biggest single transaction in its history. Piper Jaffray analyst Mark Murphy wrote in a note to clients this morning that Salesforce has closed a huge deal worth more than one landed...
Salesforce.com Just Landed Its Biggest Deal Ever, But Can't Brag About It

CafePress To Acquire T-Shirt Competitor Logo’d Softwear For $8.3M

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CafePress, the company that allows customers to design, buy and sell merchandise including t-shirts, hats, bags, mugs, stickers, and more, has entered into an agreement to acquire customized clothing seller Logo’d Softwear, Inc.  The acquisition, which was noted in an amendment recently filed to CafePress, Inc.’s S-1, states that the...
CafePress To Acquire T-Shirt Competitor Logo’d Softwear For $8.3M
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Blissful Silence: Facebook Enters SEC-Mandated "Quiet Period"

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You hear that? Nothing, right? That is beautiful, delightful silence. And it will continue for the next three to five months. That is because the residents of a certain complex in Menlo Park, California have been forced to stop running their mouths following Facebook's S-1 filing for an initial public...
Blissful Silence: Facebook Enters SEC-Mandated "Quiet Period"

Facebook to File for $5 Billion IPO on Wednesday [REPORT]

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Facebook will file a preliminary prospectus for its long-awaited IPO Wednesday morning, but the company will raise less than expected — $5 billion — according to a report. International Financing Review cites “sources close to the deal” who say the company is planning to raise half of the previously...
Facebook to File for $5 Billion IPO on Wednesday [REPORT]
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