And that’s all she wrote! Enjoy your weekend, try not to spend it on Facebook.
6:06 p.m.: Cue the speculation on the next Facebook to go public. Over on
3:55 p.m.: Zynga investors are likewise not having the best day.
Tears With Friends RT @
You may want to consider how many times this man has been concussed before enlisting his financial advisory services.
1:30 p.m.: A tipster IMs in: “saw one of the winklevii in the gym on monday, btw.” No word on how despondent it was. Also, from the genius pit at The Daily Beast, a slideshow of Mark Zuckerberg
Meanwhile, you should know: We reached out to The Brothers Winklevii last night for an IPO gameday interview. What’d they have to say?
Thanks for your email and interest. We are not doing any press or media tomorrow so unfortunately will be unable to participate.
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10:46 a.m.: A good thread at
10:30 a.m.: Check out some sweet $FB-related tweets.
10:24 a.m.: And here is video of that remote bell opening, starring some very excited Facebookers:
Note the moment, 30 seconds in, when Zuck very nearly knocks over the podium. It’s okay, we’d be feeling a little light-headed, too. And was Sheryl Sandberg actually bouncing up and down?
10:21 a.m.: In Europe, pre-market bids hit 58 euros a share, or $73.65, enough to push the valuation of the company to vomit-inducing heights of more than $200 billion. Seriously, pull over. We may be sick.
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10:04 a.m.: Well, well, well. Look what Zuck posted on his Facebook
TechCrunch explains how they did it. (Apparently something so simple required a fair bit of coordination.)
9:58 a.m.: Waiting for Facebook’s fashionably late opening, and wondering what Zuck’s worth right…now. Our hoodie-clad hero may not “care about money,” but that doesn’t mean we can’t gawk. Mark Zuckerberg owns 28.2 percent of Facebook, according to the website whoownsfacebook.com; $38 share values the IPO at $104 billion, putting Mr. Zuckerberg on a pretty pretty net worth of $29.3 billion. The Bloomberg Billionaire Index’s more scientific methods put the boy wonder at $19.3 billion, slotting him in at 29th on the list of the world’s richest persons, between candy company heiress Jacqueline Badger Mars and some guy named Larry Page.
9:37 a.m.: The tour of Facebook’s Midtown office this afternoon, part of an Internet Week initiative called WalkaboutNYC, is sold out. Here’s what you’re missing: