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Four ways Facebook has transformed the tech IPO

Facebook didn't bend the traditional rules of the IPO -- it shattered them. The results will change the IPO landscape for years to come.

By May 10, 2012


Private Facebook trading dries up as IPO looms

Private aftermarket values Facebook at north of $100 billion. Will public market track it?

By March 30, 2012


Facebook to put secondary-market trading on ice

The company is reportedly doing so to properly calculate its current shareholder base and determine its final valuation before it goes public.

By March 28, 2012


A SecondMarket for small banks? Thank Facebook.

SecondMarket is expanding beyond tech as IPOs are about to cost it some of its biggest customers.

By February 16, 2012


Three reasons Facebook has to go public

Founder Mark Zuckerberg can't hold off going public any longer--and that should be great for the company.

By January 31, 2012


Sharespost lets you buy the un-buyable

Thought private company stocks were un-buyable and un-sellable? See this new market.

By June 30, 2009


Facebook, Skype, and Microsoft's savvy investment

Microsoft has made a mint on its 4-year-old Facebook investment. But the real payoff comes from its ability to use Facebook's social network to compete with Google.

By July 6, 2011


Reporters' Roundtable: The bubble episode

LinkedIn went public last week, raising $352 million and igniting talk that we're entering another period of tech market froth, like we had in 1999. Are we indeed? CNET's Jim Kerstetter and HBR's Eric Hellweg join the discussion.

By May 27, 2011


Report: Zynga raising cash at $10 billion valuation

Social-gaming company is potentially worth $10 billion, according to reports on the company's funding efforts, and it could be close to closing a $500 million funding round.

By February 18, 2011


Zynga's valuation to exceed $7 billion?

The social-gaming company might soon raise approximately $250 million in funding. If it hits that mark, it could be valued at $7 billion to $9 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.

By February 14, 2011