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Money Talking

Uber Worth More Than $40 Billion. Come Again?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Venture capitalists are pumping billions into private tech companies. But soaring valuations and newly-minted billionaires leave some wondering if we're plunging into another bubble. 

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The Takeaway

Alibaba Claims America's Largest IPO

Friday, September 19, 2014

Alibaba went public today, and the Chinese e-commerce giant reportedly raised $21.8 billion—the biggest initial public offering ever in United States history. 

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Money Talking

How Important is the Alibaba IPO?

Friday, September 19, 2014

What to make of the attention (and hype) around the public stock offering of the Chinese e-commerce company, expected to be one of the largest in history. 

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New Tech City

Three Ways the Twitter IPO Matters for New York

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Twitter was born in San Francisco, but New York could benefit from its IPO

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The Takeaway

Chrysler Revs Up to File IPO

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Chrysler is a company that has recovered dramatically since the recession brought the American auto industry to near ruin. Now the company has plans to proceed with a public offering of shares before the year’s end. And for Chrysler, IPO success could be a milestone following the company’s 2009 bankruptcy. Joining The Takeaway to explain is Michelle Krebs, a senior analyst for Edmunds.com, a car shopping website.

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New Tech City

How Twitter Created Connections But Drove the Founders Apart

Friday, October 04, 2013

New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi spoke to the New York Times technology columnist about why none of Twitter's original founders continue to work at the company and how a service built on connections ended up driving four friends apart.

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New Tech City

Twitter Shares, Where You Might Find Them Now

Friday, September 13, 2013

"We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fairway Goes Public

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The local Fairway grocery chain is one of the first companies to take advantage of a new program that lets smaller businesses go public through a more streamlined process. Greg David, director of the Business and Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School, Crain's New York Business contributor and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City talks about the Fairway IPO, and concerns over the level of disclosure in the process.

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The Takeaway

Companies Don't Have to Go Public, So Why Do They?

Friday, May 25, 2012

By going public, Facebook joined a diverse group of companies. Some, like Apple and Amazon, have had huge success selling pieces of their company to the public. Others, like Enron and Tyco, couldn't take the public scrutiny and failed as a result. Since taking a company public requires jumping through a lot of hoops, fewer companies are doing it. So why go public at all?

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The Takeaway

Facebook vs. Google: The Ad Model Cage Match

Thursday, May 17, 2012

How much are Facebook ads — and by extension, Facebook itself — really worth? To find out, The Takeaway speaks with Ralph Folz, CEO of Wordstream, a Boston-based software company in the search marketing space, and pitting Facebook's ad model in a cage match against the raining heavy-weight advertising champion, Google.

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The Takeaway

Facebook IPO: Take It or Leave It?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Questions surrounding Facebook's IPO will finally be answered on Friday, when the company begins publicly trading its stock. Doubts about CEO Mark Zuckerberg's managerial skills and concerns that the company is being overvalued have dampened the hype, but the business and technology worlds are still buzzing in anticipation of Friday's announcement. However the IPO turns out, Facebook will see some serious changes in the near future.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Facebook IPO Explained

Friday, May 11, 2012

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, discusses the Facebook IPO: how it works, who gets to invest, and whether it's a good investment in the first place.

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WNYC News

Facebook Valued at Up to $95B in IPO Price Range

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Facebook, the company that turned the social Web into a cultural and business phenomenon, is worth as much as $95 billion, according to the price range for its upcoming initial public offering of stock.

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WNYC News

Congress Mulling Legislation to Make IPO’s Easier for Small Businesses

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Senate is debating a bill this week that would make it easier for small, privately-held companies to go public, as part of a package of legislation to promote economic growth called the JOBS Act.

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The Takeaway

Facebook's Game-Changing IPO

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Facebook is scheduled to release its initial public offering sometime on Wednesday, and is rumored to be valued at $100 billion. If it turns out to be worth more than $100 billion, Facebook would be the fifteenth-largest IPO in world history, out-valuing Google's 2004 IPO by sixfold. This means big changes for the company itself, which could see many of its chief ideas people and programmers striking out on their own.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Florida Primary, Facebook IPO

Monday, January 30, 2012

This week, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich battle for votes in the Florida Primary. Republican candidates then move on to Nevada, where the state will caucus on Saturday. Both Florida and Nevada have a significant Latino population, and the candidates will likely use their campaigns to attract Latino voters across the United States. As the Republican candidates duke it out in Florida, the Senate will introduce the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act), to prevent lawmakers from trading stocks based on information from Congressional briefings.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: The Tech Bubble

Thursday, June 23, 2011

In trading on Thursday, LinkedIn, the social networking site for career-minded individuals, gained $3.50, or five percent, to $70.32. And, Pandora, the company that lets you design your own internet radio station, added 66 cents, or five percent, closing at $14 a share.

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The Takeaway

LinkedIn Goes Public Amid Competitive Tech Environment

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals is scheduled to set share prices today, and then start selling Thursday. This event comes as there is great demand by investors for more companies like LinkedIn and Facebook to go public. And while investors are itching to invest in these companies, these same businesses are going to great lengths to try and woo young talent to work for them. Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times, has the latest.

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Transportation Nation

General Motors Increases Size Of IPO

Thursday, November 18, 2010

(Detroit -- Jerome Vaughn, WDET) General Motors is expanding the scope of its initial public offering of stock.

GM says it will offer 478 million shares of common stock in its IPO, a 31 percent increase.

The Detroit automaker says it’s making the change because of substantial demand. The company has also decided to raise the price per share to $33, up from a range of $26 to $29 per share proposed earlier this month.

Positive financial news from the company has pushed interest in the IPO even higher in recent weeks. The automaker posted a two billion dollar profit in the third quarter of this year and expects to show its first full-year profit since 2004.

General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June 2009, emerging just over a month later. The U-S government currently owns about 61 percent of General Motors.  Federal ownership could shrink to as low as 33 percent after the IPO.

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Transportation Nation

GM IPO Details Emerge

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) General Motors post-bailout, post-bankruptcy IPO is expected to raise between $8-$13 billion and transform the U.S. government's role from majority owner to minority shareholder.  But the federal government would still be the largest owner.

GM is expected to file a final registration for the IPO on Wednesday, the same day they release quarterly earnings (and are expected to announce they are profitable for the third straight quarter). That's when we'll officially know how much they are trying to raise, as well as the exact share price. Some hints have already leaked out, though, and early reports are that shares will likely be priced at $26 to $29--considerably higher than earlier estimates. And at that price, AP estimates the total company valuation will be around $46 billion, which is similar to Ford.

During the bailout, U.S. taxpayers ponied up $50 billion to save the company and has so far gotten about $10 billion back. GM will use the money from the IPO to pay off debt, not raise operating capital. Initially, GM will only be offering a portion of their shares. The rest will come in subsequent offerings at a higher price, GM and the U.S. Government are hoping.

According to multiple reports, GM executives will now begin meeting with major investors --like foreign-based sovereign wealth funds, including those based in Kuwait and China.

For a breakdown of likely ownership stakes see the Detroit Bureau.

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