Facebook (FB) has set an IPO date of May 17, sources tell TechCrunch, contingent on the SEC...

Facebook (FB) has set an IPO date of May 17, sources tell TechCrunch, contingent on the SEC signing off on the company's paperwork in time. It's added Facebook will have an IPO valuation of $100B (reflecting recent trading on secondary markets), and (as expected) is looking to raise less than $10B. (S-1)
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  • Canary Cash
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    Here we go, sellinmayus interruptus?
    18 Apr 2012, 10:04 PM Reply Like
  • Chris Lau
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    A bubble? Bubble 2.0? New economy? Here are some real-world stats to consider:


    Site Referrals to My Content
    === =================
    LinkedIn 3 (news feed, group)
    Facebook: 1 (fans)
    Twitter: 30 - 100
    Google: 100-1000 (search engine)
    Yahoo, CNBC: 1000's


    Of course: "this time it's different."
    18 Apr 2012, 10:14 PM Reply Like
  • TruffelPig
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    Man, in facebook they play sim farm - lol. They do not like to read too much - content must fit in one, max 2 sentences. I know people who are FB addicts.....the even change their status.......
    18 Apr 2012, 10:35 PM Reply Like
  • Oceanstats
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    Nice...day before option expiration.
    18 Apr 2012, 10:45 PM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    18 Apr 2012, 10:52 PM Reply Like
  • ATG1977
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    100B? you got to be kidding me.
    18 Apr 2012, 11:28 PM Reply Like
  • Andrew Noland
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    It will go way up on the first day. Only issuing 10% of shares. Same thing LinkedIn did. Supply and demand. SEC should disallow that.
    18 Apr 2012, 11:50 PM Reply Like
  • realornot
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    FB IPO is in the middle of a sell and go away May.


    Will the day after FB becomes Black Friday May 18?


    Chris, I am totally with you. This company deserves to get an award.


    Bubble 1000X Btw, Mark Zuckerberg is one dictator (57% ownership).
    19 Apr 2012, 12:03 AM Reply Like
  • Dr. V
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    It's always funny until someone gets hurt.


    ANY company that makes a claim of $100 Billion USD valuation, although they only made a pathetic $ 1 Bil USD in revenue, should be forced to show ALL due diligence, proving on paper at the very least, that they are even in that neighborhood. This obviously does not past the common sense test, unless of course your financials are being run by a magician.


    If you could bottle that mentality, people would be in jail, or worse.


    That they have made such a claim, and are still allowed to walk around freely, is a mystery.


    Best strategy would be to get in on that short, early. Let's see if they can give the BATS emission a run for their money.
    19 Apr 2012, 04:08 AM Reply Like
  • TomF75
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    Ride this B*tch on the way up, and Short the $h*t out of it the minute momentum turns
    26 Apr 2012, 10:22 PM Reply Like
  • Ronrap@comcast.net
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    A 100 billion for an advertising based web page. I have been a FB member for 4 years and haven't spent a dime.
    1 May 2012, 09:39 AM Reply Like
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