Comments on: Facebook IPO will put public markets to shame http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/30/facebook-ipo-will-put-public-markets-to-shame/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: koli http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/30/facebook-ipo-will-put-public-markets-to-shame/comment-page-1/#comment-8823 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:33:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8996#comment-8823 Value??? it is a virtual business. Going public seems like a scam to me. Today you sell your VIRTUAL business (OK, so they sell advertising and who knows what else to whom… wonder) but other sites would take over sooner or later and this kid is out with big REAL bucks while the shareholders would sit on virtual paper (not even a real one to frame like the old days) 85 euro share? well, if you are the kind of person who has 85 bucks to trow away buy one…. again, bankers and those selling the stock would make a bundle out of nothing…

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/30/facebook-ipo-will-put-public-markets-to-shame/comment-page-1/#comment-8822 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:50:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8996#comment-8822 We want to say “thank you Jesus” that a mainstream news group like Reuters has the courage to put this column up, but we’re sure it’d be fruitless.

We don’t think the morons who put all their lives on Facebook for their 500 closest friends to “like” read Reuters. So, in the long run, we’re all doomed.

And in the short run, they’ll snap up Facebook in lots of 100 here, 1000 there, until somebody’s left holding the bag. Graph it. It’ll look like a pyramid. And we can thank the Wall Street psychopaths for that: http://www.WeWereWallStreet.com/Wall-Str eet-Psychos.html.

Where do we buy those put thingies?

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By: American3P http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/30/facebook-ipo-will-put-public-markets-to-shame/comment-page-1/#comment-8821 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:29:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8996#comment-8821 This wasn’t Zuckerberg’s “dorm room project”. It was the Winkelvoss Twins’ project.

Be accurate. I’d like to wipe that grin from Zuckerberg’s face.

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By: steviel2011 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/30/facebook-ipo-will-put-public-markets-to-shame/comment-page-1/#comment-8819 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:58:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8996#comment-8819 Typical “Funnel Up Economics”. The Top 10% only will reap the majority of the benefits while the remaining 90% scramble to make a buck from the scraps if there are any left over. The Rich get Richer.

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By: jscott418 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/30/facebook-ipo-will-put-public-markets-to-shame/comment-page-1/#comment-8818 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:08:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8996#comment-8818 The problem I see with Facebook going public is that it will now have stock holders to answer too. So that means Facebook has to keep improving its bottom line. One has to wonder how our information will be put up to the highest bidder?

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By: SKDelamore http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/30/facebook-ipo-will-put-public-markets-to-shame/comment-page-1/#comment-8816 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:20:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8996#comment-8816 We live in a world where a company like Facebook with an estimated revenue of around USD 2 billion ( FY ending 2011 ) is valued at over US 100 billion and Twitter carries a valuation tag of around US 10 billon with an estimated revenue projection of approximately US 110 million ( FY 2011 ). Do check out an interesting post titled ” Innovation,Ideas And The Search For Growth In A Market Disconnected With The Real Economy on SonyKumar’s blog or go to www.sonykumar.com

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By: Nullcorp http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/30/facebook-ipo-will-put-public-markets-to-shame/comment-page-1/#comment-8814 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:14:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8996#comment-8814 And there’s always the specter of a Facebook killer on the horizon. Murdoch and company paid a huge amount for MySpace only to see the vast majority of that investment disappear in a matter of years. Something will eventually come along that makes Facebook look as dated as we think Myspace looks now.

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By: Harry079 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2012/01/30/facebook-ipo-will-put-public-markets-to-shame/comment-page-1/#comment-8813 Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:51:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=8996#comment-8813 I might be wrong but isn’t Facebook’s only income stream come from advertising on its site?

I think they got like $2.3 billion in 2011.

Once these investors get their hands on the stock what’s to keep them from cashing out on the rise and let the sheeple buy up the public shares?

Oh that’s how it’s supposed to work.

Facebook is already at or near its peak in popularity for gossipers and teenage bullies but it still might do well in the near term.

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