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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.

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.

5 Reasons You're Not Buying Video Games Anymore

The latest news on the video game front isn't pretty. Media tracker NPD Group's data reveals that industry sales plunged 21% last month. It's clear that the industry is undergoing a radical shift, but for investors, the more important issue is why.

Alec Baldwin Wants You to Buy Zynga

You can't buy this kind of free publicity! Alec Baldwin was booted from an American Airlines flight last week, after the politically charged and occasionally enraged actor refused to stop playing Zynga's Scrabble-clone Words With Friends when his commercial flight was ready to depart. What better omen for Zynga's upcoming IPO?

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?

Nokia Smartphones Finally Attracting Some App Love

Nokia smartphone users starving for app extras may finally get some new toys for their handsets. App developers who previously stuck to iOS and Android are probably going to branch out, thanks to Nokia's Windows 7 deal.

Where's the Surge in Social Media IPOs?

You'd think investors would be frothing at the mouth for any IPOs in the social media sector. But only a few players look serious about going public soon, and investors aren't putting as much pressure on them to jump as you'd expect.

Recession Lingers On in Silicon Valley

Much has been made recently of the huge valuations of Internet players like Facebook, Twitter and Zynga, but while Web 2.0 is doing well, the Silicon Valley region itself is not. A new report shows compensation and unemployment in the region haven't improved since the downturn.

Is NeXt a Better Way to Buy Into Facebook Before the IPO?

Unless you're ultra-wealthy or willing to chance the vagaries of the secondary markets, you can't invest yet in hot social networking companies like Facebook or Zynga. But soon there may be an alternative: a new fund called NeXt BDC Capital that will take stakes in top-quality venture-backed firms like those.

What Facebook's Goldman Deal Says About Tech IPOs

Facebook and many other tech startups have realized that the hassles and headaches of an IPO in the U.S. aren't always worthwhile. Thanks to willing venture capitalists and private investors, it's easier than ever to avoid the lure of going public.

Why Is New York VC Fred Wilson Raising So Much Money?

Wilson is known as the dean of New York City venture capitalists, an emerging community that has tracked nicely with the rapid uptick in startups in the Big Apple. Now, the word is out that he's raising a new $200 million seed-stage venture fund. Here's why.

SEC Looking Into Social Networking Giants' Stock Trades

The biggest names in social networking -- Facebook, Twitter, Zynga and LinkedIn -- haven't yet gone public, but their stock does get traded by the very rich on private exchanges. Now, some of those transactions have raised the interest of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Daily Blogwatch: Should Insider Trading Be Legal?

In the biggest Blogwatch ever, some of day's top stories for investors, including how the Beatles on iTunes could have huge significance for the stock market; why insider trading might be difficult to prosecute; and the best IPOs of 2010.

Venture Capital 3.0: InLab's Radical Cure for the VC Blues

This week, Greg Doyle and his cohorts at InLab Ventures dropped a bomb on the struggling venture capital sector with the public launch of a radical new model for VC. Dubbed VC 3.0, it could revolutionize the game -- but it gores a host of Sand Hill's sacred cows in the process.

The 10 Hottest Tech Start-Ups of 2010

As the U.S economy emerges from recession, a new crop of start-ups is blooming. From micro-blogging to social gaming and genetic testing, DailyFinance takes a look at ten companies that stand a chance of becoming the tech leaders of the next decade.

Three Reasons Why Google's Valuation Could Vault

The conventional wisdom gaining strength these days is that Google is past its hot-growth prime. But unnoticed by many investors are at least three businesses that could give Google's stock the kick it's looking for.

Why Google Is a Sound Long-Run Bet

Google's below-expectations earnings saw its stock pummelled. But there are many positive factors -- from Chrome and Android to its smart acquisitions -- that will help Google remain dominant in the future.

A Cheap Way to Bet on Web Hotshot TenCent

Chinese Internet giant TenCent is one of the largest pure-play Internet companies in the world, and its shares are a hot ticket among investors. But few realize that there is a stealthy and cheap way to invest in TenCent at a major discount: Buy South African media giant Naspers.

Is Digital Sky Creating a Bubble in the Valley?

The hottest venture investor in Silicon Valley comes from Russia: Yuri Milner of Digital Sky Technologies. Milner's huge bets on Facebook, Groupon, Zynga and others have the Valley abuzz -- and somewhat concerned.