Facebook IPO: Words From The Wise

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[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Who is saying what about the Facebook IPO? Lets see…

 

Chris Hughes (Co-founder of Facebook. Currently publisher and editor-in-chief at The New Republic. In the picture, you also see Dustin Moskovitz, another Faceboo co-founder, as well as Mark Zuckerberg): Eight years later . . . an incredible day for Facebook and everyone who has been a part of it.

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Paul Sloan (Executive Editor, CNET News): The hype was too much to live up to.

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(Jacob Bunge, Jenny Strasburg and Ryan Dezember. Reporters, Wall Street Journal): Facebook Inc.’s public debut had plenty of buzz but not much pop…  It was a tepid debut for one of the largest and most closely watched initial public offerings.
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Danny Sullivan (Search Engine Land): Congrats, Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s page is full of great pics, along with a status update that happened when listed the company (I wanted to share that, but oddly, you can’t). Check it out https://www.facebook.com/zuck
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Randi Zuckerberg (Former marketing director of Facebook, and currently angel investor and founder of ‘R to Z Media’. Also, older sister of Mark Zuckerberg): Facebook has been a major part of my life and the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world. I’m excited to see the company embark on this next chapter. Many congratulations to Mark and the entire Facebook team on today’s tremendous milestone!

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Second Market (Online broker dealer. Trading in Facebook shares in the secondary market, way before the IPO): We congratulate Facebook’s employees, management team and shareholders today as the company debuts on the public markets. Follow along as we tell the story of Facebook’s historical pricing, milestones and more, while trade on SecondMarket in this illustrative timeline.

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Ben Parr (Co-Founder of @ThePeepProject, Columnist at CNET. Advisor to startups, formerly @Mashable):  Facebook has made five mobile acquisitions in five months. That’s just insane!

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Shervin Pishevar (Managing Director, Menlo Ventures): Congrats to all my friends involved with Facebook. Deep thanks for accelerating the rate of change in our world. This is a historic day for the tech world. Entrepreneurship is a force for good.

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Eduardo Saverin (The ‘Brazilian’, turned Singaporean before tax time, but not because of tax-saving reasons, really. Co-founder of Facebook. Right to be called co-founder legally obtained from Zuckerberg and Co.):  I as co-founder wanted to look back and cherish Facebook’s early beginning. Congrats to everyone involved in the project from day one till today, and I especially wanted to congratulate Mark Zukerberg on keeping tremendous stead-fast focus, however hard that was, on making the world a more open and connected place.

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(Evelyn M. Rusli, Nicole Perlroth. Reporters. The New York Times):  Despite all the hype and buzz, Facebook didn’t pop — or even budge…. sober debut.

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