Facebook Ipo

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Today I will talk about Facebook; it’s a very topical subject particularly since Facebook submit paperwork to regulators for an IPO, 1 month ago. But let’s start with a little part of history * Histoire
«From Harvard dorm room to all Canadian and US University :
Mark Zuckerberg, 28, founded Facebook while studying psychology at Harvard University. Zuckerberg had already developed a number of social-networking websites for fellow students, including Facemash, where you could rate people's attractiveness. In February 2004 Zuckerberg launched "The Facebook” with the help of Eduardo Saverin (business aspects), Dustin Moskovitz (programmer), Andrew McCollum (graphic artist). Within 24 hours, 1,200(one thousand two hundred) Harvard students had signed up, and after one month, over half of the undergraduate population had a profile. In March 2004, Facebook expanded to Stanford, Columbia, and Yale. It soon opened to the other Ivy League schools, Boston University, New York University, MIT, and gradually most universities in Canada and the United States. Facebook was then opened on September, 2006, to everyone of age 13 and older with a valid email address. * Chiffres clé
As of February 2012, Facebook has more than 845 million active users and in average Facebook’s user increase by 100(one hundred) million each 120 (one hundred twenty) days. Facebook it’s 1 of every 5 of all page views on Internet. It’s 250 (two hundred fifty) million photos uploaded daily, 78 different languages, 425(four hundred twenty five) million mobile users and probably the most significant data is 20 minutes, it’s the time spent per visit. * Historique de la valorisation
On October (pas de virgule) 2007, Microsoft announced that it had purchased a 1.6% share of Facebook for $240 million (two hundred fourthy), giving Facebook a total implied value of around $15 billion. In September…...

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