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# ipo - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Facebook hikes price of its shares, raising value to over $100bn

Facebook had previously planned on selling shares at between $28-$35, but is now going for a price between $34 and $38.

# ipo - Monday 14 May, 2012

Facebook co-founder renounces US citizenship days ahead of flotation

The move will result in Eduardo Saverin avoiding taxes of about $600 million when he collects his share of the site’s stock offering.

# ipo - Monday 7 May, 2012

Want to own a piece of Facebook? Here's how to do it

Sometime this month, 337 million shares will be up for grabs when the world’s biggest social network floats on the stock market. But be warned: it may be hard to get a hold of them.

# ipo - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Column: Why does a tech startup succeed? Here’s the recipe…

Did you know the most promising startup founders in the US are from Limerick? John Gleeson looks at what we can learn from them.

# ipo - Friday 4 May, 2012

Facebook share price values social network at up to $96 billion

Facebook’s flotation later this year will value shares at between $28 and $35 each – making $1bn in cash for Zuckerberg.

# ipo - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Facebook reports lower 1Q net income as IPO nears

Facebook Inc has reported its first quarter-to-quarter revenue dip in at least two years – just weeks ahead of the date of its first public offering May.

# ipo - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Just weeks before IPO, Yahoo hits Facebook with patents lawsuit

The social network’s preparations for stock market glory are dampened by news of a lawsuit brought by Yahoo.

# ipo - Friday 3 February, 2012

This graffiti artist was paid in stock for decorating Facebook's first HQ IPO This post contains videos

This graffiti artist was paid in stock for decorating Facebook's first HQ

Now he’s worth over US$200 million.

# ipo - Thursday 2 February, 2012

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10 things we've learned from Facebook's IPO

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

# ipo - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Facebook pulls trigger to go public in $5billion IPO

The long-anticipated move will make it the biggest internet company to trade on the markets since Google.

Facebook set to file $5 billion IPO today

The initial public offering of stocks in the social networking giant has been long anticipated and could eventually make Bono a rich man…

# ipo - Friday 27 January, 2012

Report: Facebook to file for entry to stock markets next week

The WSJ says Facebook will file on Wednesday – making billionaires of Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and … Bono?

# ipo - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Manchester United delays IPO - reports

The English football club’s plans to float some shares on the Singapore Stock Exchange has been put on hold because of volatile market conditions.

# ipo - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Facebook delays IPO until late 2012 - report

Social networking giant, Facebook, is to delay its planned IPO until late next year, according to reports this evening.

# ipo - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

NEWSPAPER BARON Rupert Murdoch has been battling online telecoms firm Skype for over five years, according to new documents revealed. Murdoch is claiming trademark infringement and is attempting to prevent the firm from using the first three letters of its name Sky as they spell Sky – the TV firm which is 39% owned by the Australian.

Sky said that people may assume that Skype is part of Sky – which is not the case.

“Sky is involved in a long-running dispute with Skype in relation to several trade mark applications filed by Skype, including, but not limited to, television-related goods and services,” the spokesman said. “The key contention in the dispute is that the brands ‘Sky’ and ‘Skype’ will be considered confusingly similar by members of the public,” a spokesman for Sky said.

The firm said that its concerns were backed up by consumer research.

Skype have said it will fight the battle all the way to the European Court of Justice. The information has only just come out following an announcement that Skype is seeking to be listed as a public company in the US.

Skype was sold to Ebay for $2.6bn in 2005 but Ebay sold it for only $1.9bn last year.