IPO

Attention: The Status of Facebook’s IPO

Image from: mkabakov / Shutterstock Facebook revolutionized the Internet. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the social application has drastically altered the way human beings interact. As of February 4th Facebook boasts 845 million users worldwide. On February 1, 2012 (also Facebook’s 8th birthday), Facebook filed for an IPO (initial public offering). The 5 billion dollar IPO is greater than that of Google’s 1.7 billion in 2007 and will

Want to raise your web traffic? Go public!

Image from: JohnKwan / Shutterstock When we think about a company going public, we think of companies raising money to fund expansion, or ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange, or analysts discussing the prospects for the company on CNBC. We don’t often think of going public as a way to build brand awareness and drive web traffic. Linkedin shows that going public could be a powerful driver

The Weekly Compete Pulse

I think I speak for the rest of Boston when I say that today is a gorgeous day outside. The windows are full of sunshine and open wide with a nice cool breeze coming in. It seems perfect weather to go pick up that turkey or ingredients for that special pie that earns you your right at the Thanksgiving table each year. Or you could also take a nice walk

Plants vs. Zombies vs. Farmville

Are you a sucker for Bejelewled? Or maybe you prefer having your plants beat up some zombies? Do you enjoy tending to your farm on Facebook? Or would you rather put your vocabulary to the test in Words With Friends? It’s probably safe to say that in some shape or form you or your friends know of at least one game created by developers PopCap and Zynga. So what’s the

Kantar Media’s Compete Releases Ranking of Top 50 Websites for May 2011

IPO Fever and Big News Stories Fuel Healthy Gains in Site Traffic BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) – Kantar Media’s Compete today released its ranking of the top 50 websites for May 2011. Significant changes during the month included traffic increases to LinkedIn.com, Groupon.com and Skype.com amid speculation about IPOs and acquisitions. Also of note, explosive growth in traffic to online news sites, presumably driven by the bin Laden capture, the Schwarzenegger flap, Oprah’s

What Does The LinkedIn IPO Imply About The Value of Facebook?

The recent IPO of LinkedIn clearly illustrated the public’s infatuation with all things social.  The company ultimately priced its IPO at $45 a share after raising the range due to high investor demand.  Within its first day of trading the stock reached a high of $122.69 leaving the company with a market cap of $11.6B!  The stock has retreated (closed at 75.91 on 6/8), but this still leaves the company