• March 1, 2017  

    Snapchat is about to sell its stock to the public for the first time. Is the app, used by 160 million people each day, really worth $24 billion? Meanwhile, popular transportation app Uber has been flung into the spotlight amid claims of sexual harassment and a video showing CEO Travis Kalanick in a contentious exchange with an Uber driver. Hari Sreenivasan talks to The New York Times’ Mike Isaac. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2013  

    Trading under the ticker TWTR, Twitter’s little blue bird soared to stock prices as high as $50.09 on the social media site’s first day on Wall Street. Hari Sreenivasan talks to financier Bill Hambrecht and USA Today’s Alistair Barr about Twitter’s potential for growth and the scrutiny that company executives still face. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2013  

    Social media giant Twitter says it has 100 million daily users who create 500 million tweets a day. The company’s new IPO filing gives the the world its first look at the business-side of Twitter. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Zach Seward of Quartz about the company’s plan to offer shares and whether investors will bite. Continue reading

  • May 18, 2012  

    The public sale of Facebook shares on Friday didn’t soar as some had expected. Margaret Warner talks to Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee and Rob Cox of Reuters’ Breakingviews about what Facebook needs to do to keep its audience and advertisers. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012  

    Facebook, the world’s leading social media service, filed papers with the SEC Wednesday to raise $5 billion and take the company public. Jeffrey Brown discusses its business model, its growth potential and some interesting revelations in the IPO paperwork with Nate Elliott of Forrester Research and Wired magazine’s Steven Levy. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2010    

    Over a year ago, General Motors told investors its stock was worthless and to stop trading it. To say the company has experienced a turnaround is a bit of an understatement. After a month of speculation and a last-minute bump … Continue reading

  • May 12, 2009   BY  

    Question: Who owns the credit card companies? Once upon a time, Bank of America owned Visa, but I’m not sure if it’s been spun off. So, if the stress tests have shown that the banks are not as healthy as … Continue reading

  • March 9, 2009   BY  

    Question: How does having a stock market benefit the entire country? To the extent that IPOs represent a mechanism for gaining funds for projects that increase profits, it is very useful. But don’t stocks also represent debt that now we … Continue reading