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  • Facebook stock: 6 intriguing investors

    Facebook stock will make many people suddenly wealthy when it begins trading this Friday. The company is expected to be valued somewhere around $100 billion, with stock expected to sell anywhere between $34 and $38 per share.  Here are six of the more unexpected people set to make a killing with initial public offering of Facebook stock, including a rock star, a graffiti artist, and pair of Mark Zuckerberg’s enemies.

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  • Decoder Buzz Obama meets with tech executives. How were they picked?

    The agenda for Obama and the tech execs included obvious issues, and some guests were no-brainers. But some may have had better political connections than industry bonafides.

  • Zynga stock drops after gambling plans fizzle

    Zynga stock falls 17 percent in morning trading. Zynga says it's dropping plans for a US gambling license that would let it offer casino-type online games with real money. 

  • Stocks down on unrest in Egypt

    Stocks fell slightly Tuesday after reports of intensifying political turmoil in Egypt offset good economic news. Car sales, home prices, and manufacturing pushed stocks up for most of the day but major indexes turned lower in the afternoon. 

  • Can Microsoft's Xbox head save Zynga?

    Zynga brings in head of Microsoft's Xbox business to replace founder Mark Pincus. Smart move?

  • Zynga, maker of 'FarmVille,' expects 3Q loss

    Zynga expects net loss of 12 to 14 cents a share, after taking a charge of $85 million or more on its purchase of flailing OMGPop. Zynga shares lose 18 percent in after-hours trading. 

  • Facebook shares hit new low as lock-up period expires

    It's been a rough run for Facebook. After one of the most-anticipated IPOs in history, Facebook suffered what may be the most-botched public offering as trading glitches marred its first day. It's been almost all downhill for the Menlo Park., Calif., company since then.

  • How financially tied are Zynga and Facebook?

    After Zynga's big loss on Wednesday, investors worry about Facebook's earnings report on Thursday.

  • Facebook stock: 6 intriguing investors

    Facebook stock will make many people suddenly wealthy when it begins trading this Friday. The company is expected to be valued somewhere around $100 billion, with stock expected to sell anywhere between $34 and $38 per share.  Here are six of the more unexpected people set to make a killing with initial public offering of Facebook stock, including a rock star, a graffiti artist, and pair of Mark Zuckerberg’s enemies.

  • Change Agent Young Internet entrepreneurs embrace philanthropy

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Biz Stone, Craigslist's Craig Newmark, and many others have turned their entrepreneurial skills to solving the world's social problems.

  • Zynga goes public - investors eye CEO, growth potential with doubts

    Zynga was the talk of the New York Stock Exchange when they rank the opening bell but after taking an immediate 5 percent hit, investors are reassessing Zynga as being overhyped.
    12/16/2011 11:16 pm

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Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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