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Facebook Stock Jumps as Analysts Call for Better IPO Rules Facebook Stock Jumps as Analysts Call for Better IPO Rules

The following is an excerpt from SUSANNA KIM | May 24, 2012 | abcnews.go.com | Facebook stock closed up for the second day in a row as Facebook's underwriters continued to face heat over whether they gave an unfair advantage to preferred clients. Many average investors lost thousands of dollars betting ... Read More

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How Facebook Can Close the Generation Gap How Facebook Can Close the Generation Gap

The following is an excerpt from MICHAEL HODIN | May 18, 2012 | thefiscaltimes.com | For years, social media was seen as a new toy for the young and hip. But as Facebook’s record-setting IPO has shown, social media is a cultural and economic behemoth. For young and old alike, social ... Read More

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How Facebook’s Elite Skirt Estate Tax How Facebook’s Elite Skirt Estate Tax

The following is an excerpt from Tax Report | May 11, 2012 | WSJ.com | Investors are focusing on Facebook's FB 0.00% offering price as the company prepares to go public as soon as next week. Tax specialists are paying attention to something else: how half a dozen of the firm's luminaries, ... Read More

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Facebook Strikes Back at Yahoo With Its Own Patent Claims Facebook Strikes Back at Yahoo With Its Own Patent Claims

The following is an excerpt from Mike Isaac | April 3, 2012 | Wired.com | This is getting ugly. Just three weeks after after Yahoo filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, the social giant struck back on Tuesday with a counterclaim alleging Yahoo is infringing on 10 of Facebook’s own software ... Read More

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What’s Facebook Really Worth? What’s Facebook Really Worth?

The following is an excerpt from Richard Beales | March 22, 2012 | Slate.com | Facebook’s 31 underwriting banks are mobilizing for the company’s initial public offering. In such a hyped IPO, any kind of valuation is possible. But a comparison with the history of the social network’s closest thing ... Read More

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You’ve Been Served… Via Facebook You’ve Been Served… Via Facebook

The following is an excerpt from Joanna Stern | February 23, 2012 | ABCNews.go.com | Social media isn’t only invading the operating room this week; it is also hitting the courts. UK High Court judge Nigel Teare approved the use of Facebook to serve legal documents in a British case regarding an ... Read More

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SecondMarket: We’ll Survive Without Facebook SecondMarket: We’ll Survive Without Facebook

The following is an excerpt from Julianne Pepitone | February 16, 2012 | CNN | NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- SecondMarket rose to fame by offering investors a way to trade shares of the hot private companies they clamored for. Now many of those startups -- including the private market's Goliath, Facebook ... Read More

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg May Face $2 Billion Tax Bill Facebook’s Zuckerberg May Face $2 Billion Tax Bill

The following is an excerpt from Stacy Cowley | February 7, 2012 | CNN.com | NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Facebook's upcoming IPO will make founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg a billionaire -- but it will also stick him with an eye-popping tax bill that could reach as high as $2 billion. Industry ... Read More

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More Jobs, Less Facebook More Jobs, Less Facebook

The following is an excerpt from Ryndall W. Forsyth | February 4, 2012 | Barrons.com | Facebook. Like the moon darkening the sun during an eclipse, news of the social-networking site's pending initial-public offering seemed to obscure much of what else was happening in the world last week, at least momentarily. For ... Read More

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Facebook IPO’s Meaning: Zuckerberg Faces Reality Facebook IPO’s Meaning: Zuckerberg Faces Reality

The following is an excerpt from Douglas Rushkoff | January 31, 2012 | CNN.com | Editor's note: Douglas Rushkoff, who writes regularly for CNN.com, is a media theorist and the author of "Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age" and "Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World and ... Read More

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