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Zuckerberg says Facebook wasted two years betting on HTML5

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was a featured guest during TechCrunch’s ongoing Disrupt conference in San Francisco. In his first public interview since the dreadful IPO back in May, the social network founder said the biggest mistake Facebook made was betting…

Facebook IPO affected by Nasdaq technical issues

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. faces scrutiny after shares of Facebook Inc. were plagued by delays and mishandled orders on its very first day of trading. Apparently computers used to drive the auctions were overwhelmed by order cancellations and updates in…

Weekend tech reading: Facebook from inception to IPO

Just over eight years after Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook in a Harvard dorm room, Facebook has officially gone public today. And, what better time to dig back into the company's history, as documented by everyone from The Harvard Crimson and The New Yorker to Zuckerberg himself?

US FTC probes Facebook acquisition of Instagram

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an investigation into social networking giant, Facebook and its proposed acquisition of Instagram, which threatens to delay the closing of the $1 million purchase according to a report by...

Recent acquisitions could delay Facebook IPO until June

Recent acquisitions on the part of Facebook may ultimately delay the social network’s planned initial public offering until June. Sources say that the company had hoped to go public on May 17 but some last-minute acquisitions and purchases look to…

Facebook finally files long-rumored $5 billion IPO

As expected, Facebook's initial public offering hit the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, raising $5 billion -- less than the $10 billion previously speculated. The long-rumored move reached relative certainty last Friday when the Wall Street Journal reported the IPO…

Groupon IPO valuation to be lower than anticipated

Groupon’s initial public offering (IPO) is expected to be much lower than originally anticipated earlier this year. Analysts now believe the company will be valued between $5 billion and $10 billion when shares are offered on the open market, according…

Zynga to delay IPO due to market conditions

Social gaming developer Zynga could be putting their plans for an initial public offering on hold for a few months. The hot tech IPO climate is cooling, leaving Zynga to reconsider when they want to go public...