Posted by: Valerie Jennings, CEO of JSMM
While it hasn’t been confirmed, reports are circulating that Facebook Inc. will go public this year. Facebook has kept quiet about the move, but many anticipate the IPO to hit this May. If and when this happens, it will be huge.
This article and infographic posted by Joann Pan of Mashable, projects Facebook’s IPO to be six times larger than Google’s and will be the largest of any tech company in history.
Rumors are flying about Facebook Inc. going public this year. So, just how much money is the world’s largest social network worth?
Reports project that Facebook will go public some time between April and June. The company itself has remained hush-hush about the initial public offering.
The infographic below shows how the company’s projected valuation of $100 billion breaks down and which Facebook Friends will be getting a piece of the pie.
Facebook’s IPO will be the biggest of any tech company in history — six times that of Google’s, according to Accounting Degree Online.
The company itself is preparing to raise $10 billion this year, according to reports, to push the company’s public value to $100 billion. More than Disney ($61 billion), Amazon ($88.3 billion) and McDonald’s ($95.6 billion).
Who will be cashing in? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder Eduardo Saverin, co-founder Chris Hughes and Sean Parker, Napster co-founder and Facebook partial owner (he owns 4% of Facebook). Zuckerberg will make an estimated $25 billion, owning 24% of the company.
And just how will Facebook reach the $10 billion excess profit by April or June? By increasing Facebook revenue from advertising, Facebook fan pages and display ads.
January 18, 2012 | Categories: Facebook | Tags: chris hughes, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Facebook, Facebook going public, Facebook infographic, Facebook stock, infographic, IPO, Mark Zuckerberg, mashable, Publicly traded Facebook, Sean Parker, Stock market | Leave A Comment »
Posted by: Patricia Freeman
Here is a recent article written by New York Times reporter, Miguel Helft, about the “intended” anonymity of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive and creator of Facebook, has, on more than one occasion, said that, “Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.” However, Zuckerberg must have thought his preachings were only relevant to his personal life, instead of his professional career as well. This is proven by Facebook trying to hide their identity while wrongfully persuading members of the media to write condemning reports and stories about Google’s newest social media craze, Social Circle. All may be fair in love and war, but not in the work place.
Facebook, it seems, doesn’t always practice what it preaches.
For years, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, has extolled the virtue of transparency, and he built Facebook accordingly. The social network requires people to use their real identity in large part because Mr. Zuckerberg says he believes that people behave better — and society will be better — if they cannot cloak their words or actions in anonymity.
“Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity,” Mr. Zuckerberg has said.
Now, Facebook is being taken to task for trying to conceal its own identity as it sought to coax reporters and technology experts to write critical stories about the privacy implications of a search feature, Social Circle, from its rival, Google.
The plan backfired after The Daily Beast revealed late Wednesday that Facebook, whose own privacy practices have long been criticized, was behind the effort. It didn’t help that some of the technology experts who were encouraged to criticize Google dismissed the privacy concerns around Social Circle as misplaced.
“Doing this anonymously is an obvious contradiction of Facebook’s oft-stated values,” said David Kirkpatrick, the author of “The Facebook Effect,” a book about the company. “It feels hypocritical.”
May 16, 2011 | Categories: Blogged, Blogging, Facebook, Google, Social Media Marketing | Tags: Anonymity, Blogged, bloggers, Blogging, Burson-Marsteller, Facebook, Google, Jennings Social Media Marketing, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Times, social circle, Social Media, social network, Social networking, social networking sites, social networks, Valerie Jennings | Leave A Comment »
Posted by: Micah Pratt
Last Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg sat down for a rare public interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer to discuss the continued success of Facebook along with the latest pressure it has faced. Facebook, the largest social networking site, recently hit a major milestone of 500 million users but along with fame has come issues dealing with privacy and a lawsuit that Zuckerberg sold a portion of the ownership in exchange for work in the early years of Facebook.
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Posted By: Valerie Jennings
We’ve seen professional athletes, high-profile celebrities, and the average Joe all open up to the world of Twitter and social media. According to the following blog from Mashable, the CEO of Google has joined the Twitter fold as well.
Google’s CEO Joins Twitter and Follows … Heidi Montag?
At this point, not many new high- profile sign-ups to Twitter are worth reporting, sans perhaps the guy that invented the Internet and Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Twitter nemesis Facebook. But according to reports, another Twitter rival’s CEO — Eric Schmidt of Google — has joined the service. (Read More)
December 14, 2009 | Categories: Blogged, Google, Social Media Marketing, Twitter | Tags: Eric Schmidt, Facebook, Google, google CEO, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, internet marketing tools, jennings, Jennings Social Media Marketing, Kansas City, KC, LA, Los Angeles, Mark Zuckerberg, marketing tools, New York, NY, search engine marketing, social, social and, social marketing, Social Media, social media blog, social media company, social media consultant, social media marketing services, social media services, social media twitter, social network, Social networking, social networks, social web, Twitter, youtube social media | Leave A Comment »