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Posts tagged with Mark Zuckerberg

What marketers need to know about Facebook's livestreaming push

With Facebook Live, the world's largest social network has entered the live-streaming space in a big way.

As with most new Facebook product launches, there are many considerations for brands and marketers.

Here's what they should know about Live.

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Facebook and search. Pipe dream or silver bullet?

Mark Zuckerberg generated some headlines last week by saying that ‘at some point’ Facebook wants to be in the search business.

Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, ‘The Zuck’ said that Facebook is generating around a billion queries a day already “and we’re not even trying”.

His comments pushed the Facebook share price up by more than 4%. So could Facebook be a Google killer? Is search the answer to its share price malaise?

Facebook certainly has the audience and a billion queries a day, if that’s accurate, is an impressive number. But if it were all about volume of users then Facebook would already be a bigger business than Google.

The reason why it’s not and why it may never be is down to a few obvious fundamentals.


Facebook experiments with sponsored search ads

While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always publicly reiterated that he's focused on his social network's long term success and not short-term profit, with his company's shares down 50% since its disastrous IPO, there are reports that the twenty-something billionaire is waking up to the harsh realities of running a publicly-traded company.

With insiders dumping their stocks and billions of FB shares becoming available as employee lock-up periods end, one thing is clear: if Facebook doesn't show Wall Street something in the short-term, the world's largest social network could have big, big problems.

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Facebook's portal problem

Apparently the next CEO of Yahoo will not be current Hulu CEO Jason Kilar. He reportedly isn't interested in the job, and one of the reasons may be that he has a new friend in Facebook.

According to the New York Post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is considering Kilar for a senior role at the world's largest social network. His job: get Big Media to 'like' Facebook.


Facebook goes public, FB shares open at $42.05

The wait is finally over. After years of anticipation and weeks of headlines, the world's largest social network is a publicly-traded company.

FB shares, which priced at $38 yesterday, became available to the general public in the past hour on the NASDAQ.

After a delay, the stock hit the market at a opening price of $42.05. It is currently trading at around $40.

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Yahoo's ten biggest mistakes

The resignation/termination of now-formerly new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson amid a resume scandal was an embarrassing moment for the once-great internet giant.

For most companies, such a collosal blunder would represent a faux pas of the highest order, but that's not the case for Yahoo, it's just one more in a long line of mistakes. 

Here are the ten biggest mistakes the company has made...


Facebook's vulnerability could make it the most interesting IPO ever

In what may be the most anticipated IPO ever, Facebook, will go public this Friday.

Mark Zuckerberg, the hoodie-wearing 28 year-old CEO of the world's largest social network won't be in New York to ring the NASDAQ opening bell.

Instead, he'll be at his company's Menlo Park headquarters ringing it in virtually.


Facebook sets IPO price range

We're just weeks away from the Facebook IPO, and today, the company filed an amended S-1 detailing the price it will seek for its shares.

According to that S-1, Facebook plans to sell some 337m shares at a price between $28 and $35. In this price range, the company will be valued at somewhere between roughly $75bn to $95bn.


Facebook: the social (engineering) network?

Facebook is the world's largest social network and arguably it knows more about many individuals than any other organization.

The data it collects from the hundreds of millions of users it serves has enabled Facebook to build a billion-dollar advertising business, and serves as justification for Facebook's valuation, which may top $100bn when the company finally makes its public debut.

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Is Viddy Facebook's next big acquisition?

We have learned a lot about Facebook's $1bn acquisition of photo sharing service Instagram in the two weeks following the deal.

From details of the negotiations to the motivations that drove both parties to deal, a clearer picture has emerged about Facebook's largest purchase to date.

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The real reason investors are backing adolescent CEOs

When you think of Silicon Valley, you're probably more likely to think of young entrepreneurs risking it all on ideas that can change the world.

That image of a Silicon Valley driven by young, ambitious individuals is, of course, only partly true. There's plenty of gray hair in Silicon Valley, particularly on Sand Hill Road and in the hallways of some of the Valley's most profitable companies, like Oracle, Cisco and HP.


Facebook finally files for IPO

The wait is over. Last night Facebook filed its much-anticipated S-1 paving the way for an IPO which could happen in as little as a few weeks.

The company, which was founded in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, is looking to raise $5bn - though there is still the possibility that it could raise as much as $10bn if it sees strong demand.

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