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The wait is over: Facebook has just filed for its IPO.

Facebook is looking to raise $5 billion— and will mint hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of employees as millionaires in the process. You can find its S-1 embedded below, or right here. Updating

Rumors of Facebook’s public offering have been swirling for years, and have long been routinely sidestepped by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. The company has openly acknowledged that an IPO was indeed inevitable, but has avoided giving any sense of timing — “When we’re ready” has become a familiar mantra from Facebook executives.

To read the full article, click here.
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Holy crap...
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Start of the end...
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So if I'm guessing right, facebook is basically allowing people to buy shares of the company now? Or am I misunderstanding? Marketing and Economics didn't go so well with me in High School tongue.gif
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So if I'm guessing right, facebook is basically allowing people to buy shares of the company now? Or am I misunderstanding? Marketing and Economics didn't go so well with me in High School tongue.gif

Yes, afaik. IPO = Initial public offering.
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Yes, afaik. IPO = Initial public offering.

You wont be able to buy shares until about May,
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I don't know much about stocks, I'll admit that upfront. But... $5 billion IPO... and the company is valued around $100 billion...

Wouldn't this cause inflation of the stock right off the bat?
 
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whats an ipo?
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That $100bil USD valuation was WAY over, IMO.
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