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What Mark Zuckerberg Can Learn From Ben and Jerry

Facebook's first few days as a public company have been a rocky road. Moving ahead, Mark Zuckerberg would do well to recall the lesson of two other iconoclastic company founders: Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. The tale of Ben & Jerry bears a bracing similarity to his own.

Facebook's IPO Debacle, Day 3: Un-Friended and Dis-Liked on Wall St.

Facebook has ended its third trading day and the world is falling apart -- again. The stock closed Tuesday at $31, down 19% from the $38 IPO price, lead underwriter Morgan Stanley is under fire, the SEC is ready to investigate, and analysts are blaming everyone. Oh, and the fundamentals? Those haven't changed a bit.

5 Companies Getting Burned By Facebook

Forget how Facebook is beating up its IPO investors: The social network is still giving many other publicly traded companies fits. And these five in particular are seeing their business models take a hit at Facebook's expense.

Morgan Stanley Cut Facebook's Forecast, Then Boosted Its IPO

After all the finger pointing over Facebook's rapid share price decline, there is one factor that should have served as warning. Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter, cut earnings estimates in the lead-up to the IPO -- while expanding its size and raising its price.

Why Facebook's Falling Share Price Really Doesn't Matter

On Monday, Facebook's stock fell from its IPO price of $38 to a low of (as of this writing) $33.60. So what? Nobody who actually paid attention to Facebook's statements before the IPO should be surprised by this latest turn, or even worried. Here's why:

28 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Facebook

For your reading pleasure while you watch the roller coaster ride of Facebook's Friday trading debut, here's a list of facts about the company and CEO Mark Zuckerberg that aren't widely known.

GM Had 1,999 Reasons to Crash Facebook's IPO Party

GM's ill-timed announcement that it will no longer advertise on Facebook should come as no surprise. The site is popular. Its paid ads aren't. Only about 1 in every 2,000 ad impressions on the social media giant received clicks for advertisers.

Facebook Boosts Size of IPO by 25% in Light of Investor Demand

Facebook insiders will be unloading more of their shares in the initial public offering, the company said Wednesday, as they take advantage of investor demand. The entire increase comes from insiders and early investors, so the company won't benefit from the additional sales.

Can't Get a Piece of the Facebook IPO? Lucky You!

Don't feel bad that you aren't one of those lucky, well-connected investors who gets to buy into Facebook's IPO this week. Those buyers may look lucky when the likely initial price pop happens. But odds are, the pop will be followed by a drop.

Facebook CEO Turns 28, IPO Could Be $100B Gift

He famously wears a hoodie, jeans and sneakers, and he was born the year Apple introduced the Macintosh. But Mark Zuckerberg is no boy-CEO. Facebook's chief executive turned 28 on Monday, setting in motion the social network's biggest week ever.

How to Buy One Share of Facebook Stock

For those who want to own just one ceremonial share of a company, there are websites that specialize in "one share" transactions. The operators of those sites say they expect Facebook to become one of their most popular stocks once it begins trading publicly.

Facebook in Your Mutual Fund? It Could Be Soon

Ask people what they think about Facebook, and you're likely to hear everything from "It's a terrific way to connect with friends and family," to "It's a colossal drain on time and productivity." Soon, you could start getting a third response: It's a big investment opportunity.

What Mark Zuckerberg's Hoodie Is Really Saying to Wall Street

At the kickoff roadshow lunch for Facebook's IPO this week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed up in a hoodie. This caused no end of Wall Street squawking about his alleged immaturity, and a backlash of squawking about pretentious analysts. So, who's right? Wall Street or Silicon Valley?

Why Facebook Is Paying These People's Tax Bills

When the Facebook IPO arrives, many of its employees are almost certain to hit it rich -- and they're getting an extra benefit no one would have expected: The company will pay the taxes on their stock profits. Crazy? Recent history says not. Here's why:

5 Reasons Facebook May Be a Better Buy Than You Think

What if Facebook's IPO offering isn't actually outlandishly priced? What if $100 billion is actually a reasonable price? Let's go over a few of the reasons Facebook stock may be cheaper than worrywarts are leading you to believe.

As Facebook Files for Its IPO, a Look Back

On Thursday, Facebook finally filed for its IPO. As the site that made it possible for you to reconnect with your third-grade girlfriend moves into the next phase of its life, we decided to look back at some of the high points in Facebook's brief but captivating history.

7 Startling Numbers We Now Know About Facebook

Now that Facebook has filed its IPO paperwork, we've gotten our first real glimpse at the inner workings of the world's largest social networking website. No shock, the company's fundamentals are impressive, but here are a few of the numbers that may surprise you -- and what they mean.

Could Mark Zuckerberg Make $24 Billion?

A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Being as wealthy as a quarter of the households in the United States combined. That may soon be the state of the Facebook founder's finances; the company plans to go public at a valuation of $100 billion dollars.

Is Facebook Finally Ready to IPO?

Facebook may finally be ready to go public in the second quarter of 2012. At an estimated valuation of $100 billion, the social networking giant is probably no longer a ground-floor opportunity -- but could even that number be too low?

Investors 'Unfriend' the Facebook IPO

Are you hungry for a piece of the Facebook IPO? If so, then pull up a chair. There's plenty of room at the table, because the other guests are fleeing. After months when all we've heard is that this (eventual) stock sale will be the hottest thing since Google, the hype trend has reversed.