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Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Oregon politician gets six years for Facebook IPO fraud   —  (Reuters) - A former candidate for governor of Oregon was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday for fraudulently convincing investors he had access to shares of Facebook Inc before its highly anticipated initial public offering in 2012.
Dec 17, 2013, 7:45 AMIn context
Matt Jarzemsky / Wall Street Journal:
NYSE to Test Trading System in Preparation for Twitter IPO   —  Notice to traders announces dry run to be held on Oct. 26, after technical failures marred Facebook's IPO.  —  The New York Stock Exchange will allow trading firms to test their systems in preparation for Twitter Inc.'s initial public offering …
Oct 18, 2013, 11:25 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / PandoDaily:
Twitter to investors: We are the anti-Facebook   —  Twitter S-1.  Twitter S-1!  TWITTER S-1!!!  —  The instant gratification of the Web now comes in IPO form.  With Facebook's IPO, we speculated and debated and analyzed for months waiting for an S-1 to be filed.
Oct 3, 2013, 11:00 PMIn context
Tom Gara / Corporate Intelligence:
How Facebook's IPO Created the Best-Paid County In America … It's not very often that the actions of a single company register in national economic statistics, but Facebook Inc. 's 2012 initial public offering appears to have hit the mark.  —  The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics …
Jul 3, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
CNBC:
Nasdaq Agrees to Pay $10 Million to Settle SEC Charges Over Facebook IPO   —  The Securities and Exchange Commission slapped the Nasdaq stock exchange with a $10 million fine for alleged securities laws violations resulting from its “poor systems and decision-making” during the Facebook IPO.
May 29, 2013, 12:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Big Data Analytics Specialist Tableau Software Raises $254M In IPO, Shares Close 64% Up; Marketo's First Day Up 78%   —  One year to the day of the troubled Facebook IPO, the climate for tech IPOs in the public markets is significantly less stormy, especially for companies in the enterprise space.
May 17, 2013, 4:35 PMIn context
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
The Facebook IPO, One Year Later   —  The Company Is Getting Serious About Making Money; But the Stock Is Stuck  —  Two weeks ago, new posters began appearing at the headquarters of Facebook Inc. The posters proclaimed: “Advertisers are users too*.”  At the bottom of the page, in smaller font …
May 16, 2013, 9:25 PMIn context
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Nasdaq gets OK to pay out $62M for botched Facebook IPO   —  The Securities and Exchange Commission said the stock exchange operator can provide cash compensation to investors who lost money while attempting to trade Facebook shares during its IPO.  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission …
Mar 25, 2013, 12:35 PMIn context
Bernard Vaughan / Reuters:
Ex-Oregon governor candidate charged in Facebook IPO fraud   —  (Reuters) - A former Oregon gubernatorial candidate was arrested on Tuesday for his alleged role in defrauding investors who had hoped to buy shares of Facebook Inc before its initial public offering in May 2012, federal authorities said.
Mar 19, 2013, 4:15 PMIn context
David Hornik / VentureBlog:
Secondary Market Stupidity   —  I have heard of short term memory, but this borders on amnesia.  Were the buyers in this latest secondary transaction (Twitter at $10B) asleep during the Facebook IPO?  Did they miss the part where lots of well intentioned “investors” bought Facebook shares at $80B …
Feb 2, 2013, 2:00 AMIn context

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