A Sad Woman Lost Her Entire Life Savings in the Facebook IPO and Now…

A lot of average joes put on their faux-finance cap during the Facebook IPO and hoped it would get them rich. Everyone uses Facebook therefore everyone wants to buy Facebook stock, the logic went. Yeah, it didn't work out that way. I'm sure a lot of people lost money. One poor woman, Uma Swaminathan, lost her entire… » 11/06/12 9:00pm 11/06/12 9:00pm

Why Facebook Investors Ignored The Signs of Its Doomed IPO

During the build up to Facebook's initial public offering last month, there were plenty of clues to suggest that it wouldn't make small investors any money. But that didn't stop them flocking to the deal, in turn wasting their money. Why is that? » 6/18/12 3:46am 6/18/12 3:46am

WSJ: These Companies Got the Inside Track on Facebook's Doomed IPO

The proverbial continues to hit the fan over Facebook's IPO. Investors are trying to get their lost money back through the courts and Morgan Stanley are being blamed for all kinds of dubious activities. Now, the Wall Street Journal has confirmed the names of companies who Morgan Stanley tipped off about Facebook's… » 5/24/12 5:43am 5/24/12 5:43am

Facebook IPO Nosedive Gets Facebook IPO Class Action Lawsuit

It's been more and more apparent that there was some shady—though not necessarily illegal!—activity from Facebook's bank advisors in the lead-up to the company's IPO last week. And now, investors who got the shaft are trying to get their money back through the courts. » 5/23/12 9:28am 5/23/12 9:28am

Google CEO Blasts Facebook For "Holding Users Hostage"

Even as news spread that Chrome was now the world's most popular web browser, Facebook ended up as the focal point in last night's discussion between Google CEO Larry Page's and Charlie Rose. Rose asked what's on a lot of people's minds: Given Facebook's mammoth IPO, was Larry Page worried? » 5/22/12 12:23pm 5/22/12 12:23pm

Why Facebook's Tanking Today

The stock is falling! The stock is falling! If you stopped following the Facebook IPOcalypse on Friday, it might be time to pull up another chair. FB has plummeted 12 percent as of this writing, with no signs of pulling out of its nosedive. Ruh roh. » 5/21/12 11:03am 5/21/12 11:03am

NASDAQ: We Really Messed Up the Facebook IPO

If all the noise and fanfare of Friday was anything to go by, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Facebook's IPO was nothing but a roaring success. Turns out that, behind the scenes, NASDAQ was a crumbling wreck. » 5/21/12 4:36am 5/21/12 4:36am

Facebook Is Going To Be Even More Annoying Now That It's Public

Facebook is public now. And that means you're going public too. Facebook has to make you share more. It has to make you expose more of yourself. It has to do all those deeply creepy things it's already doing, but more more more. It is going to sell you to advertisers, to shareholders, to anyone it can. » 5/18/12 12:00pm 5/18/12 12:00pm

Reminder: The Facebook IPO Won't Make You Rich

It's Facebook IPO day! After months of SEC reviews and roadshows and profiteering, FB will finally take its place in the Nasdaq menagerie when markets open at 9:30 EST. Time to start digging up your backyard bullion stash, right? Wrong. For the average guy the Facebook IPO is strictly Like, don't touch. » 5/18/12 8:08am 5/18/12 8:08am

Facebook Will Offer Up 50 Million More Shares Than Expected

Facebook has announced that it will be selling an extra 50.6 million shares, at a price likely to fall between $34 and $38 per share, reports TechCrunch. That should snag them at least another $13.1 billion—and probably push their final valuation north of the expected $100 billion. » 5/15/12 7:35am 5/15/12 7:35am

Buying One Share of Facebook Stock Is a Total Rip Off

When Facebook stocks begin trading on the market—most likely this Friday—Wall Street hotshots and ordinary folks will be clamoring to get in on the action. Don't worry if you don't have a broker and a fancy investment portfolio because there are plenty of companies more than happy to help you get a single share—for a… » 5/14/12 9:00pm 5/14/12 9:00pm