The first day went very differently when the two social networks went public. Facebook stayed steady, bolstered by some strategic investing. It eventually fell dramatically before finding its groove. Today, it is healthy. Twitter got off to a much better start but is already showing signs of weakening. Both may end up in the same… Continue reading #Infographic: Facebook vs Twitter – the IPO battle
After shares of Facebook stock hit an all time high, founder Mark Zuckerberg is ready to tell his competitors that it’s not as bad as they think might. No fear, Mark. No fear. From AllThingsD: Going public ain’t easy. And no tech company CEO of late knows that better than Mark Zuckerberg. Perhaps Twitter, which… Continue reading Zuckerberg thinks Twitter should go public
When a company so new and so fresh off of a cash infusion from going public starts to make cost-cutting decisions surrounding their primary product, it doesn’t bode well for the future of the company. That seems to be the direction that Zynga may be heading after shutting down 11 of their titles. According to… Continue reading Is this the beginning of the end for Zynga?
Back in May, Facebook owners and Nasdaq suffered embarrassing mistakes at the loss of investors. Eyes are back on the social media company as settlements are argued over in New York courts and recent information about the company hiding data about mobile risks before their initial public offerings paints Facebook in an even worst light.
The presumptions of reporters are often baffling. Bloggers (myself included) are usually worse, but when everyone in the tech blogging world and even respected journalists at the NYTimes start talking about “inexperience” and “hasty negotiations” being behind the losses in paper wealth that the founders of Instagram are taking, I have to wonder why they… Continue reading Instagram rolled the dice. They didn’t cut a “bad deal”.
I said over a year ago that Facebook would be the worst tech investment in history. It’s now being confirmed as the worst performing IPO on record. Shortly after launching, I said that it would drop to $17 within a year, over 50% below its opening price. @robfontano @emiltsch OK. 1 Year. I say Facebook… Continue reading I said from the beginning that Facebook’s “buy point” was $17. I may have been too optimistic.
After hitting the market hard, then getting hit hard by the market, Facebook‘s tumultuous IPO has hit a new low, closing at $28.84 yesterday and losing more after hours to rest at $28.69. Some of the “smart money” made claims last week and before that they were going to wait until Facebook went south of… Continue reading The moment smart investors (claim to) have been waiting for: Facebook falls below $29
In Aladdin, when Jafar was pulled into the lamp after making a monumental mistake of going for too much power, he grabbed his untrusty sidekick on his way down to be stuck in lamp limbo together. The same things seems to be happening with Facebook and Zynga; as Facebook’s IPO crumbles, Zynga’s shares continue to… Continue reading As Facebook sinks, Zynga gets dragged down with them
Day one was a disappointment as there was no “pop”. Day two was even worse, showing the shares slide 11% to close at $34.03. Is this a bad sign for the long term? No. Not necessarily. The new billionaires in Palo Alto will not become millionaires any time soon and the shares aren’t going to… Continue reading Should Facebook be worried?
The best that could have happened in tech blogging would have been for Facebook‘s IPO to “pop”. We still would have watched closely but there would have been no need to analyze it in-depth. As any good doctor after a successful operation, we would have clapped our hands and monitored. Instead, we’re stuck trying to… Continue reading The microscope stays on as Facebook’s IPO needs further analysis