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Ten years after the dot-com bust, Wall Street is back in Silicon Valley - but things may be...

Ten years after the dot-com bust, Wall Street is back in Silicon Valley - but things may be different this time. The love-hate relationship may be swinging to "hate" alongside offering-price mismatches on ZipCar (ZIP), LinkedIn (LNKD) and Pandora (P), and Valley irritation over banks' double-dipping in taking the firms public.
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  • 1980XLS
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    Banks double dipping?

     

    Come on. they wouldn't do that. Would they?
    25 Jun 2011, 02:22 PM Reply Like
  • Joseph Wagda
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    The Silicon Valley wealth machine cannot exist without the Wall Street hype machine. Forget that at your own risk, Silicon Valley.
    25 Jun 2011, 02:25 PM Reply Like
  • Derek A. Barrett
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    Doubt it.
    25 Jun 2011, 04:40 PM Reply Like
  • HiSpeed
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    If Silicon Valley wants to "level the field" for all investors, a great start would be holding dutch auctions for their IPOs (like GOOG did) and arranging that "little guys" be able to buy-in at the syndicate (like GOOG did). If I recall correctly, anyone with an etrade account (among many others) was able to get GOOG at the IPO price.
    25 Jun 2011, 02:57 PM Reply Like
  • Duude
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    I never had a problem with Wall Street's tendency to over-hype IPO's. I see them like a used car dealer looking to dump that 10 year old Yugo on you. (No offense intended to used car dealers) I've always taken a buyer beware attitude and enjoy researching their prospects on my own. If you are gullible enough to buy into half of what they say without researching things yourself, you're on your own. These are probably some of the same people that send on their social security number in response to that $50 million inheritance from an unknown uncle you heard about in an email.
    25 Jun 2011, 02:59 PM Reply Like
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