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Yahoo, Google, Facebook, and Dropbox eased up on “acquihires” in 2015   —  The End Of The Acquihire - Silicon Valley's Startup Severance Package Falls Out of Favor  —  Silicon Valley's “severance package” for startups fell out of favor in 2015 as Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Dropbox eased up on acquihires.
Jan 5, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Federal judge certifies two shareholder class actions accusing Facebook of hiding concerns about its growth forecasts prior to IPO   —  Facebook must face shareholder class actions over IPO  —  A federal judge has certified two shareholder class actions accusing Facebook Inc of hiding concerns …
Dec 31, 2015, 6:40 PMIn context
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
SEC disclosure rules under JOBS Act could discourage high-growth tech companies from using equity crowdfunding   —  Tech Startup Crowdfunding Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be  —  High-growth firms face powerful discentives to use JOBS Act provisions  —  Allowing everyday Americans to invest …
Dec 9, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg Business:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says it might be a few years before IPO, Uber has 30-35% marketshare in China   —  Uber CEO Says Public Offering ‘Years Away’ as Company Matures  —  Kalanick says he hasn't sold any Uber shares he owns  —  Uber believes Google is farthest along in driverless cars
Oct 21, 2015, 12:55 PMIn context
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Facebook defeats shareholder suit that had alleged inadequate pre-IPO disclosures in 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals   —  Facebook defeats shareholder litigation over IPO  —  (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday said Facebook Inc officials including Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg cannot …
Jul 24, 2015, 2:10 PMIn context
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Zynga must face lawsuit alleging fraud tied to IPO   —  (Reuters) - Zynga Inc must face a lawsuit accusing the online gaming company known for “FarmVille” of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after its December 2011 initial public offering.
Mar 26, 2015, 11:30 AMIn context
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Retail investor interest in Alibaba is much lower than it was for Facebook or Twitter IPO   —  Alibaba who?  U.S. retail investors not that interested  —  (Reuters) - When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding revealed plans earlier this year to go public on a U.S. stock exchange …
Sep 8, 2014, 7:50 AMIn context
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
SEC Drops Probe Into Facebook for Pre-IPO Disclosures   —  Facebook on Thursday said the Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the company over disclosures about advertising revenue ahead of its May 2012 initial public offering.  —  The SEC had been investigating whether …
Jul 25, 2014, 12:30 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Facebook stock surges to a record high of $76 in early trading, doubling its IPO price   —  Facebook Shares Surge to Record as Mobile Ads Fuel Gains  —  Mark Zuckerberg is staring down naysayers who hammered Facebook Inc.'s stock after its debut two years ago, as shares surged to a record today.
Jul 24, 2014, 10:25 AMIn context
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
As more companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb enter highly-regulated markets, tech must learn to work with regulators and participate in the public sphere   —  Tech's Toughest Battle Is Regulatory  —  For about a decade from Facebook's founding in February 2004 to Twitter's IPO last November …
Jun 29, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context

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