Is the Stock Market Over-Exuberant for Snap?

Snap Inc. is a U.S.-based technology and social media company that was started in 2011 .Products include the popular Snapchat app and Spectacles eye wear; it also owns the Bitmoji app. Yesterday (March 2, 2017) was a big day for Snap Inc. and the tech industry overall because of Snap’s highly anticipated IPO (initial public […]

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Etsy: A Pioneering B Corporation

Etsy is an innovative online retailer. On April 16, 2015, Etsy had a successful IPO (initial public offering), which valued the firm at $3.3 billion as of the end of the day. Its company philosophy is described at its Web site: “Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, […]

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Twitter Going Public

Twitter has just announced that it will be undertaking an IPO (initial public offering) in the near future. Here’s the full announcement (as a tweet, of course), in less than 140 characters: “We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for […]

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What Now for Facebook?

I hate to keep piling on (see, for example: http://evansonmarketing.com/2012/07/28/the-weak-financial-performance-of-social-media-no-surprise), but today’s Facebook news continues to be a downer. Now, that many previously-restricted shares are eligible to be sold (with the resale of even more shares to be unrestricted in coming months), the stock price remains vulnerable. Earlier today, the share price dropped to $19.69 […]

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FB IPO Day Is Here: Is Zuckerberg a Genius?

Is Facebook a fad or the real deal (pun intended)? Today, FB is going to launch its IPO with a total market capitalization of more than $100 billion dollars. Among other critics, this blogger still doesn’t get it. How can a company with SALES of  $3.7 billion in 2011 and projected annual sales of less than $20 […]

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Groupon’s Growing Pains

   Click on the image to access the article As Shayndi Rice of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Groupon Inc. went public on the promise of fast growth and future profits. But on Wednesday, some of those promises remained elusive. In its first major test since an initial public offering in November, the Chicago-based daily […]

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Facebook’s IPO Is Being Announced Tomorrow

Facebook IPO   Click the link for the full story According to the NY Times, “Facebook plans to file the prospectus for its initial public offering on Wednesday, according to people briefed on the matter, finally kicking off one of the most anticipated stock sales of the social networking era. The Internet giant plans to list […]

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