Pinterest plans to raise £1.1bn in stock exchange flotation
Facebook IPO sees shares sell at $38, company valued at $104 billion
After months of speculation, Facebook will finally begin trading this morning at $38 (£24) per share, in what will be the biggest IPO from a web firm in history. Today's listing will see $16 billion (£10bn) raised for Facebook's NASDAQ…
Your status updates made Facebook $1 billion in 2011
Last night Facebook made good on the rumours that have been flying around the internet for weeks, announcing it had filed for its initial public offering, or IPO. The move sees the world's biggest social network aim to raise $5…
Bubble fears as LinkedIn becomes first large social media site to join stockmarket
The valuation of LinkedIn has jumped 30% since the networking site was introduced to the New York stockmarket last Thursday, prompting fears that this is the start of a social media bubble. The site is now valued at around…
eBay floating Skype IPO – grab yourself a stake in VoIP!
If this month’s news of Skype all over mobile phones of the world got you thinking how hot the VoIP company is right now, then you might be pleased to hear that eBay is letting the communications service loose on the stock market with an IPO all of its own.
Skype generated a cool $551 million in revenue in 2008 and, although they are beginning to run into the old market saturation problem, it doesn’t take a genius to see it’s all about the services they’ll be offering in the future rather the number of accounts.
So, if you think the future is sky blue, then you might want to set aside some cash for next year. Buy low in 2008, sell high peaking some time around 2013. That’s my completely inexperienced and entirely non-culpable piece of financial advice for the day.
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