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Facebook IPO

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Social media giant Facebook once again demonstrated its mastery of the mobile computing wave by reporting bumper earnings growth in revenue and profits for …

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Facebook Inc. director Peter Thiel sold most of his shares of the social-media giant last week. As it was stated in a regulatory filing, he had earned roughly $400 million on selling his stake, bringing his proceeds to approximately $1 billion. Data shows that Facebook director earned $640.1 million in sales during the initial public offering.

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Social networking site Facebook’s shares slid all the way down by 6.2 percent to reach a new record low. The incident took place on Tuesday which happened to be the third straight day of disappointing results for Facebook Inc. which showed a marked decrease in the growth rate of users and gave rise to renewed doubts regarding its capability to maintain its profitable valuation.

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Facebook has kept people waiting for months for its shares to finally go public. There are many others who have been trying to get a few shares in the secondary markets hoping for Facebook shares to pop out of the gate.

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Facebook will be able to file its Initial Public Offering as early as Wednesday, to sell stock in an open market. facebook’s debut is likely to be the most talked-about IPO after Google in 2004. This is generating curiosity as well as expectations among the public for what is likely to be one of the biggest debuts for a U.S. company.

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There's been plenty of buzz and rumor for sometime about the Facebook initial public offering. When's it going to happen? Will it really be a $10 billion offering? Is Facebook really worth $100 billion dollars? Will it be able to survive better than Google and Pandora? Here are a few more answers to the many questions going around:

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The latest rumor buzzing in the business world is that social networking giant Facebook is working to raise $10 billion for an initial public offering, tentatively set for the second quarter of 2012. If this is true, the Facebook IPO gives the company a valuation of $100 billion, twice as big as companies like HP and 3M. Although, it's hard at this point to monetize and to measure the assets of a social media company for the purpose of going public (hasn't really been done before), there's not denying that a Facebook IPO would simply be huge.

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