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What Is The Future For Facebook After IPO?

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Facebook made waves on the NYSE recently as it went public in early May. Shares of the stock were snatched up at the initial price offering because of predictions that it would be a good money maker on the heels of its popularity when it was just a private company. The change in principle ownership did have users of the website worried though. Those that owned a Facebook profile became worried that Facebook going public would bring a lot of negative changes to their Facebook experience.  The truth is whenever company decides to go public there inevitably going to some changes that come along with it. What will be the future Facebook after IPO?

Is Crowdfunding Too Saturated?

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While some people are just catching on to crowdfunding, others have been savvy to it for years.  The idea behind crowd funding is quite brilliant: raise small donations from a high number of people to fund your project.  Most people don’t mind throwing in $5 to a project they find intriguing. Or at least if it’s someone they care about.  Thousands of films, documentaries, books, games etc. have successfully been funded. Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are raking in the money by being the platform for these artists to fundraise.  Kickstarter has hit over a million dollars for a single project more than once.  So why isn’t everyone using crowd funding for projects? Well, it’s starting to look like small business and inventors are.

What Could Mark Zuckerberg Buy if He Sold Facebook?

Mark Zuckerberg has had quite a time over the last week, not only has he managed to pull off the largest tech IPO in history, but he also found the time to get married the day after. It's widely known that Zuckerberg is a wealthy individual, but after the recent IPO just how wealthy is he?    Well Mark Zuckerberg is now estimated to be worth around $19bn after he upped his share in the social media giant Facebook to over 30%. So just how wealthy does that leave him? This infographic analyzes just how much money he would have if he sold his share in the company and puts it all into everyday perspective by seeing just what he could buy with his new found billions.    Remember, this is just a little fun and assuming that he would be able to sell his share and avoid all taxes, yet it does demonstrate just how wealthy this 28 year old now is!

Things To Consider When Investing In Technology

Image representing GE as depicted in CrunchBase

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In the world of business today there are a lot of tough decisions that have to be made by any management that wishes to be successful. It is indeed worthy to note that many managers have opted to cut down on spending in just about all departments of the business. Most have also decided to neglect investing in technology.

Top 7 Worst Venture Capital Investments

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Webvan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A few things were never intended to be, yet that does not imply that buyers won't stack millions of pounds on a bad idea - or perhaps a great idea that went bad. Whether or not they slumped and ripped or pulled investors dry, these investment strategies simply failed to work.

Amp'd Mobile: Amp'd Cell stands top for cash burning, with $360 million being ended up in bankruptcy. Their main concern was its clients' capability to invest.  Whilst various other cellular companies verify for a capability to pay expenses in a month time, the company allow it until 3 months and promoted to those risky clients. It has been noted that 80,000 of its 175,000 clients were not able to pay their expenses.

Procket: This was one of the highly valued telecom companies in the U.S. The company had $272 million in capital along with a worth of $1.55 billion however was eventually bought by behemoth Cisco Systems Inc. for a deflating $89 million.

Webvan: Webvan had been a grocery delivery company which served 9 metro cities. However, in 2001, the business went bankrupt once it made plans to expand to 26 more cities with $1.2 billion budget. Regardless of millions in product sales, their collapse was due to a money-burn which surpassed product sales development.  Significant buys included $1 billion for manufacturing facilities, business servers and much more than one hundred Aeron chairs.

5 Of The Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs

More and more young people are coming up with innovative and million dollar ideas and brands. It is an incredibly exciting time especially in the social media sphere with countless gaps in the market and marketing strategies. In this interesting article we look at 5 of the most influential young entrepreneurs and their young entrepreneur stories and while reading their stories of success, we will near hand to face and slap ourselves for not thinking about their idea before they did.

Facebook Sees Possible Problems From Future IPO

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Social media giant Facebook is slated to IPO in the spring or early summer of 2012, and this change will carry the requirement of public financial records. According to some experts, the company could possibly see a $10 billion gain at a valuation of up to $100 billion. The company has not yet chosen a specific bank for this endeavor, and some financial experts wonder how the IPO will affect the way Facebook does business in the long run.

First Solar To Miss Funding Deadline

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First Solar stated that it will not meet its federal funding program deadline for its big solar power facility in California. As a result, its shares came crashing down to their worst level in the last four years.

In response, the announcement that was made by First Solar has been highlighted by the Obama administration once again in its advocacy of solar energy. It has been the center if Republicans’ rage since the shutdown of Solyndra, a solar company that was situated in Silicon Valley. Solyndra has earned about $500 million worth of funding but still crashed down.

Last June, First Solar has acquired the approval of the U.S. Department of Energy for a loan that sum up to $1.9 billion. It will guarantee the establishment of the 550-megawatt Topaz plant. However, they said that it was not able to process all the needed documents under the loan program of the energy department before its September 30 deadline. Experts stated that the energy department’s effort to process the loan was burdensome and thorough than what banks suggested. It has set-up the Republicans’ claim that the Obama administration tends to hasten the approval of funding.

Solar Renewable Energy Seeks For Further Funding

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These days, solar renewable energy has been one of the best alternatives in the ongoing energy crisis, and more agencies and services are eyeing to fund it and improve its overall capacity.

Several agencies from all over the world have taken their concerns about solar energy to another level. They have stated that solar energy can be the ultimate alternative for the energy crisis being felt all over the world. It uses sun as the primary source of energy, which in return, can give electricity to different industries and businesses.

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