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facebook doing IPO..is it th end of them?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by blackhatbeginner2010, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. blackhatbeginner2010

    blackhatbeginner2010 Regular Member

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    Im not too into the finance stuff but from my understanding, an IPO is when a private company goes public on the stock market in order to cash in. does this mean Facebook knows its going under soon so its trying to cash in before that happens?

    Alot of big brand have been running to do IPO in the past year.ie prada and michael kors
     
  2. Rob Whisonant

    Rob Whisonant Junior Member

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    An IPO is just the next step in a successful companies growth. So I would say no, Facebook is far from going under.
     
  3. naveensingh

    naveensingh Power Member

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    100% Correct, Like the other company had done, Google , Microsoft ......
     
  4. niceone

    niceone Newbie

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    If that were the case, going IPO would be pointless, since no investor is going to buy shares from a company that is going under.
     
  5. BellinMary

    BellinMary Newbie

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    IPO is such a common thing, in fact.
     
  6. Lutherblissett

    Lutherblissett Regular Member

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    NO . .but it means a bunch of fags with a lot of cash will make money off of something they did absolutely nothing to develop or support but give a promisary note. . . .

    and it means security and ways to make money off your info will probably ramp up with the influx of capital, and the demand of returns. (sigh)
     
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    MLMGUROO Regular Member

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    I'm really curious to see how it will go ... also regarding other 'big names' like Groupon ...
     
  8. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Senior Member

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    I'm not into finance stuff either but I don't get it why these companies offer IPO to share profits with shareholders. Why can't they invest their own so that they keep 100% profit :D Sorry if its too dumb question ;)
     
  9. Digital_Man

    Digital_Man Registered Member

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    Going public means more money--- in the end Mark may end up owning more than he already does -% wise

    Money brings out the A hole in people- this guy did that before money.

    At&t went to a level of public when the "monopoly" was busted.... They were the biggest lobbyist of helping that along.. The "people" thought they won.. At&t makes more now than was legal under the "monopoly".
     
  10. makii

    makii Junior Member

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    Going to IPO's is only good for the original owners. What's facebook product? When something new comes up, will they succeed. You do remember something called myspace?
     
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    jascoken Senior Member

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    Facebook will be one of the biggest IPO's the world has ever seen.

    The only issue is how much it will change Mark/the ethos over time. They all say it won't affect them at the start, until large investors start pushing for profits over innovation.
     
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    this only means more money in HIS pocket.
     
  13. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    Facebook is currently successful but has privacy issues.
    It is feasible that is could fall just as quickly as it arose if a superior product comes to market.
    Of course that product would have to tick everyone's boxes for there to be a mass exodus across to it. The internet is evolving all the time look at google + in many ways it is already superior but just does not have that additional spark to make people change. I am sure if + came first and before facebook it would now be the market leader.

    The natural step is to moneytize to the absolute may hay while the sun shines. It happens all over the corporate world.