The site, which specializes in arts and crafts, raises $267 million for a valuation of $1.8 billion.
Strange signals picked up by the radio telescope pointed towards the stars in Parkes, Australia have a rather more mundane origin.
The online arts and crafts marketplace debuts on the Nasdaq stock exchange with shares trading at up to $35 per share.
Commentary: A 2012 law forbids the states' Public Utility Commission from regulating Internet services. But the pending merger of ISPs could allow the opportunity to do just that.
If the deal is approved, Charter Communications will become the No. 2 cable company in the US, at a time when more people are cutting the cord in favor of services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
The social network is bringing a new type of video to users of its website and its platform for virtual reality.
Facebook is reportedly working with prominent news sources to host their content on its pages and share in the advertising revenue.
Following far behind in Apple's footsteps, Google says all apps will now carry age-based content ratings and will undergo scrutiny by Google content reviewers.
During the second half of 2014, the total number of government data requests rose slightly to 35,051, with the US and India leading the way, Facebook reports.
China's growing middle class and relatively strong business climate present an opportunity for the social network, despite the service still being banned there.