Facebook's IPO dismally failed to keep up with most estimates of closing day share prices but Zuckerberg still ranks among the country's richest. So what powerful lessons are to be picked up from the fiasco by small business owners and entrepreneurs?
Mark Zuckerberg has already lost more than $2 billion since Facebook went public. Luckily he can clearly afford it after an almost $20 billion windfall last week. However it is clear that there are powerful lessons to be learned here, both for those rushing towards their own giant IPOs and new startups.
Where is Facebook's stock going to top out at today?
Not ready to put your money on the line yet? That's OK, join the fun with a harmless prediction via Tweet and have your vote counted on the site thrown up overnight on Tuesday by James Proud.
The current average stands at a forecast of $54 a share or a total value for Facebook of $135,718,802,154.
However, if you're feeling lucky there are a few sites that offer the ability to acquire a single share. Consider it a souvenir or make it a gift.
In an effort to spur more marketing and more usage of the social network for business, Facebook has followed the recent lead of search giants, Google and Bing, in sharing with brand owners what they need to do to increase advertising effectiveness.
After a month of comparing the results of various brands on Facebook, the social platform has determined businesses aren't pitching themselves hard enough, contrary to what many "gurus" have been saying.
Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to take on search giant, Google. What does this mean for your marketing and branding efforts?
News from Microsoft reveals the roll out of changes to its Bing search engine to include Facebook results in a challenge to Google's search dominance. How important is this and will this affect marketing efforts? What do businesses and entrepreneurs need to change now?
Hot new social network and virtual pin board, Pinterest has been creating a buzz across the blogosphere but it isn't all good news!
First it was complaints about Pinterest switching out user links with its own affiliate links to directly generate revenues from users' hard work and marketing budgets. Now there is a storm brewing over copyright infringement.
Whether the mothers in your life are running global Internet market campaigns, harassing you to stop working so much or backpacking their way through their bucket list you'll find one of these great 2012 gift ideas the perfect fit this Mothers' Day.
Blackberry is advancing in innovative ideas with new technology that beats Facebook's advances in messaging and will make phone owners more apt to use their devices in public.
RIM's Blackberry phones were the must have devices of the early 2000s but have declined recently with the new iPhone upgrades and other smartphones. Don't worry, your Blackberry just got a little bit cooler.
The blogosphere has been buzzing with talk of Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram all week. What powerful marketing and branding lessons should entrepreneurs be taking away from this?
First, it should inspire all entrepreneurs and small business owners with the fact that you can still win huge in America with a little innovation. Word is Instagram's CEO is landing a sweet $400 million out of the deal. What will your billion dollar business idea be?
Pinterest announced on Saturday that it is changing it's terms of service to address the recent issues that have been brought to light about their overly broad infringement language (among other things). These changes will become effective on April 6, 2012. Our guest blogger Christy Brugger Green of ChristySeattle comments on Pinterest and her take on the terms of service. Check out the full content on her blog at www.christyseattle.com.