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Twitter Could Go Public In 2013, But Why Bother?

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If last week's highly-anticipated Facebook IPO was too much excitement, not to mention too many numbers packed into a dense, 197-page S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, breathe easy: it does not appear as if Twitter has any short-term plans to follow suit and become the last of...
Twitter Could Go Public In 2013, But Why Bother?

With JOBS Act Becoming Law, Crowdfunding Platforms Look To Create Self-Regulatory Body

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Today, President Obama signs the JOBS Act into law, legalizing crowdfunding in startups by non-accredited investors, so that anyone with a computer can invest. The new law stipulates that entrepreneurs can now raise money from anyone and everyone, however, startups are limited to $1 million per year, and must stick...
With JOBS Act Becoming Law, Crowdfunding Platforms Look To Create Self-Regulatory Body

AT&T will kill 2G network by 2017 to clear spectrum for 3G and 4G

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AT&T today said it plans to switch off every last bit of its 2G cellular network by January 1, 2017, a move that will require migrating customers to modern devices and building out 3G and 4G networks. That means some people will have to upgrade their phones, because AT&T said...
AT&T will kill 2G network by 2017 to clear spectrum for 3G and 4G

Facebook’s revised SEC filing says $1 billion Instagram acquisition may not close in Q2 2012 after all

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In its revised S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Facebook was forced to admit that as a result of an investigation by the FTC, it may face a six-month wait until it can finalise its $1 billion cash and shares deal for Instagram. The form, which was...
Facebook’s revised SEC filing says $1 billion Instagram acquisition may not close in Q2 2012 after all

Facebook filling the gaping hole in its mobile strategy

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It looks like Facebook wants to address the big weaknesses in its mobile business model before it has to deal with nagging questions from its investors. According to FT, Facebook is set to include sponsored posts in the news feeds of its phone and tablet apps as well as...
Facebook filling the gaping hole in its mobile strategy

Yahoo's Parting With Thompson Will Be for "Cause"

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According to numerous sources, Yahoo will claim “cause” in its parting with former CEO Scott Thompson, related to the fake computer science degree on his resume. Such a determination will mean the company is not likely to have to pay him the large severance that would have been due...
Yahoo's Parting With Thompson Will Be for "Cause"

The Reason Eduardo Saverin Isn't Listed As One Of Facebook's Top Shareholders

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Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin sold some of his shares to Digital Sky Technologies, according to a new regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. At last report, Saverin was suspected to own around 5 percent of Facebook. But he was absent from Facebook's S-1 filing with the SEC....
The Reason Eduardo Saverin Isn't Listed As One Of Facebook's Top Shareholders

Kayak Prices Long-Delayed $100 Million IPO at $25 A Share

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It’s been a long time in coming, but today Kayak, the hotel and flight search provider, announced that it has priced its shares and will begin trading at a range of $22 to $25 on NASDAQ Exchange under the ticker symbol KYAK. In updated filings with the SEC, Kayak said...
Kayak Prices Long-Delayed $100 Million IPO at $25 A Share

Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s Latest S-1 Filing In Less Than A Minute

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Facebook filed what will most likely be the last of seven amendments to its S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday morning. The company is expected to stop taking orders for shares tonight and will likely begin trading when Nasdaq opens Friday morning. Here's a succinct,...
Everything You Need To Know About Facebook’s Latest S-1 Filing In Less Than A Minute

Apple welcomes Chomp to the company, notifies SEC and investors of share plan

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Apple has alerted the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and investors of its recent acquisition of app search and discovery company Chomp, submitting a regulatory filing with the commission that lays out the share plan for the company. The company has filed a Form S-8 with the SEC, which must...
Apple welcomes Chomp to the company, notifies SEC and investors of share plan

The Biggest Losers From Zynga's Stock Crash (ZNGA)

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Zynga's stock was once flying high, trading at $15.91 a share.  Since reporting second-quarter earnings, it cratered to a new low, trading at around $2.70. Despite an initial, and secondary offering, a lot of Zynga executives and investors are still holding a lot of the company's stock. As the price falls, they're...
The Biggest Losers From Zynga's Stock Crash (ZNGA)

NEA Raising $2.5 Billion For What Could Become One Of The Largest VC Funds In History

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Whether it’s revenue, users, funding, whatever — nowadays in tech, it seems like the numbers just keep getting bigger. The latest example of this: New Enterprise Associates, the global venture capital firm with headquarters in Silicon Valley, is in the process of raising $2.56 billion for its 14th fund, “NEA...
NEA Raising $2.5 Billion For What Could Become One Of The Largest VC Funds In History

EU may quiz Apple, Microsoft vs. Motorola in antitrust dispute

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The big wigs of the technology could be in for a rocky battle with European antitrust authorities, as it mulls a possible investigation to resolve the patent dispute between Apple and Microsoft against Motorola Mobility.To date, both Microsoft and Apple have come close to ceding their respective fights with Motorola over...
EU may quiz Apple, Microsoft vs. Motorola in antitrust dispute

Facebook’s growth by the numbers (infographic)

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Read more about Facebook Read the full S-1 filing Facebook’s big mobile risk Reasons to be bullish on Facebook Zuckerberg’s power play 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...
Facebook’s growth by the numbers (infographic)

Liveblog: Facebook's first ever earnings call today at 5pm ET/2pm PT

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So far, Facebook's brief life as a public company has been a rollercoaster of finances and emotions. The company filed for a $5 billion IPO in February of this year, setting publishing outlets and potential investors afire with speculation on whether the young company could achieve publicly traded success. The...
Liveblog: Facebook's first ever earnings call today at 5pm ET/2pm PT

It’s On: Facebook Gets Rubberstamp To Trade On NASDAQ Stock Exchange

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Buckle up everybody: Facebook’s initial public offering, the most highly anticipated tech stock market debut since Google’s 2004 IPO, is one step closer to actually happening. This morning Facebook filed an 8-A form with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which indicated that it has received approval from the NASDAQ stock...
It’s On: Facebook Gets Rubberstamp To Trade On NASDAQ Stock Exchange

Twitter CEO: Company Won't Be Ready For IPO For "A Couple Of Years"

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Don't expect a initial public offering of shares of Twitter anytime soon. CNN is reporting that the company has placed restrictions on employees who hold shares, forcing them to keep 80 percent of the shares they own. The cable news outlet cited company emails about the policy, which has been...
Twitter CEO: Company Won't Be Ready For IPO For "A Couple Of Years"

Facebook shares just got a bit more pricey

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The company today filed an amended S-1 statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that prices its shares at between $34 and $38. [Read more]...
Facebook shares just got a bit more pricey

Shutterstock Files For IPO, Plans To Raise Up To $115 Million

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The online stock photography service Shutterstock filed its plans for an initial public offering today. The company plans to list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering haven’t been decided yet, but the company’s S-1...
Shutterstock Files For IPO, Plans To Raise Up To $115 Million

Palantir Technologies Nabs $56M New Funding, SEC Filing Shows

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Palantir Technologies, the big data analysis and security software company founded in 2004 by a team of ex-PayPal employees including Peter Thiel, has raised $56 million in new funding, according to a document filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This is by no means Palantir’s first go-round with...
Palantir Technologies Nabs $56M New Funding, SEC Filing Shows

Apple and Liquidmetal Technologies Extend Intellectual Property Agreement Until 2014

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In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing made today, Liquidmetal Technologies announced that it has extended its agreement with Apple to effectively license its ongoing intellectual property development for an additional two years. The agreement, which is funneled through a subsidiary known as Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC, provides Apple with...
Apple and Liquidmetal Technologies Extend Intellectual Property Agreement Until 2014
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Bot problem? Facebook estimates 8.7% of users are duplicate, miscategorized or spam accounts

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Facebook says 8.7 percent of its monthly active user total might violate terms of service and be either duplicate, miscategorized or “undesirable” accounts meant for spamming, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In its quarterly report, Facebook provided updated numbers and new details about illegitimate accounts,...
Bot problem? Facebook estimates 8.7% of users are duplicate, miscategorized or spam accounts

Fundable debuts as a Kickstarter for corporate set

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The cult of Kickstarter and the looming promise of the JOBS Act, which will let entrepreneurs to raise capital from non-accredited investors on a certified platform, have presented an opportunity that Fundable wants to pursue. The service, which is backed by Virtucon Ventures out of Columbus, Ohio, debuted today with...
Fundable debuts as a Kickstarter for corporate set
Nearly 20% of Facebook's mobile users skip the website altogether

Facebook Tops 900 Million Users, But Penetration Rate Slows

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The biggest takeaway from Facebook's updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission is that the company will not be able to rely on adding new users at breakneck speed as a way of boosting revenue. It's a fact that Facebook readily concedes. "Historically, our user growth has been...
Facebook Tops 900 Million Users, But Penetration Rate Slows

Kayak Is Finally Ready To Go Public And Hopes To Raise $100 Million With IPO

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After delaying its initial public offering in the aftermath of Facebook's IPO disaster, it looks like Kayak is finally ready to go public. The online travel booking service announced that it has priced shares at between $22 to $25 and will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker KYAK, according...
Kayak Is Finally Ready To Go Public And Hopes To Raise $100 Million With IPO

Updated S-1: Facebook's Yearly Revenue Growth Up 45 Percent, But Down Six Percent From Last Quarter

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Facebook filed an updated version of its S-1 public offering document today, which included somewhat disappointing first-quarter financials. In the new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, its fourth update for its upcoming public offering, the social networking giant’s revenue was $1.058 billion, up 46 percent for the...
Updated S-1: Facebook's Yearly Revenue Growth Up 45 Percent, But Down Six Percent From Last Quarter

SEC Probes Groupon

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is examining Groupon Inc.’s revision of its first set of financial results as a public company, according to a person familiar with the situation. The regulator’s probe into the popular online-coupon company is at a preliminary stage and the SEC hasn’t yet decided whether to...
SEC Probes Groupon

Facebook estimates 5 or 6 percent of total users are fake accounts

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Facebook says 5 to 6 percent of its 845 million monthly active users could be false or duplicate accounts, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This means the company estimates between 42 and 50 million accounts are illegitimate. In its updated filing for an initial...
Facebook estimates 5 or 6 percent of total users are fake accounts
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