Tag: bubble

by Mark Glaser

Happy days are here again! Or are they? It seems like deja vu all over again in San Francisco circa 1999, except that it’s really 2013. A frothy tech IPO by a company losing millions of dollars. In this case, it’s Twitter, our beloved microblogging platform that has always been about utility, one-liners and eyewitnesses […] more »

by Claire Groden

Though Twitter has never turned a profit in its seven years of existence, its public debut on Thursday valued the company at a whopping $31 billion dollars. Twitter’s inaugural day on the New York Stock Exchange was met with much fanfare after a week of raising its share price, reflecting high demand for the social […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Last week when business social networking site LinkedIn went public, the stock shot up from $45 per share to more than $90, and even today is trading at $96-plus per share. The company’s valuation is more than $9 billion, even though the company had earnings of just $15.4 million last year. That kind of eye-popping […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Bill Grueskin Welcome to the eighth episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali. This week’s show looks at the big IPO of business networking site LinkedIn, with the stock price doubling to more than $90 per share in its first […] more »