Tag: ipo

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 Julie Keck

1. Twitter’s twin superpowers: The magic of obsession and the lure of community (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. NBC News Digital to launch JFK anniversary site with 275 videos from Brokaw interviews (Alex Weprin / Capital New York) 3. Why Getty Images is partnering with Pinterest (Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. Twitter’s IPO: […] 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 Claire Groden

Last week, Twitter made headlines by revealing its IPO plans to raise up to $1 billion. After Facebook, the social microblogging site was one of the most anticipated public offerings of the year. The IPO filing made a few details about Twitter’s business model clear: namely, the company is losing money and user growth is […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Facebook IPO to start trading May 18 (AllFacebook) 2. LinkedIn to buy SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock (The Next Web) 3. Facebook will add photo filters for all phones (The Next Web) 4. How to make reading […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. Joshua Kopstein: Dear Congress, it’s no longer OK to not know how the Internet works (Motherboard) 2. Schools explore rules to limit how teachers and students interact online (New York Times) 3. Demonstration of touchless control of smartphones and TVs (BBC News) 4. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Henry Blodget Welcome to the 27th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and entrepreneur Rafat Ali. This week we look deeper at the Groupon IPO, which briefly valued the daily deals startup at nearly $20 billion. Our special guests are Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget, […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Researchers release “socialbots” on Facebook to collect user data for security study (CNET News) 2. All the Groupon IPO really proves is that the bubble is back (GigaOM) 3. Investing in selling nothing: Zynga’s march to an IPO (NPR) 4. Disney partners with YouTube on new video series (New […] 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 »