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10 things we've learned from Facebook's IPO

Why did Mark Zuckerberg spend $800,000 on planes last year?

FACEBOOK MADE ITS much-anticipated initial public offering last night as it hopes to raise some $5 billion from going public.

The move followed months of speculation and in its regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Committee, Facebook revealed that its annual revenue grew 154 per cent from 2009 to 2010 and 88 per cent from 2010 to 2011 as well as a number of other interesting details.

Here are 10 things we learned from the details revealed to potential investors and all other interested parties last night.

10 things we've learned from Facebook's IPO
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  • Worthy

  • On the move

  • Advertising

  • Rivals

  • Rich

  • Dollar

  • Hackers

  • Zynga

  • Planes

  • "Just gonna check my Facebook..."

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