The CNN Wire is providing extensive and comprehensive coverage of Facebook's IPO. The following is a collection of stories already on the CNN Wire or soon-to-be published. Look for additional coverage Friday as the IPO plays out.
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--Facebook mania around the world: Paul La Monica talks to money managers and other investing experts from outside the U.S. (Will be published early afternoon)
--IPO debacles: The wild pop and subsequent implosion of dot-coms like theglobe and the current biggest IPO pop ever VA Linux. (By David Goldman; Will be published this afternoon)
The following stories are already published on the CNN Wire:
Facebook. Facebook. Facebook. Facebook. In the United States, it seems like the social network's initial public offering is all that any investor wants to talk about.
Most of Mark Zuckerberg's attention right now is focused on his company's imminent IPO. But back in 2005 -- before the Oscar-nominated movie, before almost a billion people used Facebook -- Zuck grappled with a different problem: how to define his complicated love life.
At some companies, the night before a multibillion-dollar stock offering might come with lavish parties and champagne. At Facebook, it will be work and Red Bull.
With seemingly unceasing demand for Facebook's initial public offering, the banks that are in charge of selling the stock to investors might seem to have the easiest job in the world.
Flush with cash and drunk with power after its $100 billion IPO, Facebook could be caught secretly brainwashing millions of new users into signing up (mind-control hoodies, anyone?) -- and still I might not quit the world's largest social network.
Facebook's long road to an initial public offering is coming to an end. Late Thursday, it will fill in one last piece of the puzzle: Its final IPO price.
With all the attention on the Facebook IPO, people have been wondering "Where in the world is Eduardo Saverin?" The co-founder of Facebook, whose falling out with CEO Mark Zuckerberg was immortalized in the film "The Social Network," moved from the U.S. to Singapore in 2009.
How much does Facebook value its users? In strictly monetary terms, about as much as a bag of chips. Facebook is raking in a little over $1 billion in sales every three months. That sounds like a big number, but with more than 900 million active users, it means each Facebook user is bringing in just $1.21 a quarter.
Every post you "like." Every friend you add or fan page you join. Every place you check in, and every Web page you recommend. To you, those are ways to enjoy, expand and improve your experience on Facebook. To Facebook, they're the building blocks of a multibillion-dollar company.