Twitter might not want to avoid becoming the next Facebook.
FORTUNE -- Twitter will be the largest social media company to go public since Facebook (FB) did so in May 2012, so it is understandable that many are examining how the two offerings compare.
Inherent in this discussion is that Facebook's IPO was "bungled,"a "disaster" or the "biggest IPO flop ever." It is a false history, and Twitter should pay more attention to MOREDan Primack - Oct 7, 2013 3:31 PM ET
No one wants to live through that again.
By Joshua Morgan Brown
FORTUNE -- If the modern financial media had been around in 1858, while Cyrus West Field was laying the first transatlantic telegraph cable under the ocean, we'd have been treated to hundreds of screeching headlines about the project's lack of immediate profitability -- rather than marveling at the instantaneous connection being established between two continents. I think there is MOREOct 7, 2013 11:03 AM ET
The social media darling's first substantive public filing paints a picture of a somewhat troubled and deeply unprofitable digital media company with lackluster growth and an exploding cost base.
By Cyrus Sanati
FORTUNE -- It now makes sense why Twitter initially filed its IPO in secret -- its books aren't pretty.
The social media darling's first substantive public filing paints a picture of a somewhat troubled and deeply unprofitable digital media company MOREOct 4, 2013 9:43 AM ET
Instagram video fails to excite Facebook investors.
FORTUNE -- Facebook today rolled out its Instagram video product, 14 months after first acquiring the mobile photo-sharing app.
Investors reacted kind of like you'd expect them to act when you hype a "mystery" product launch that: (a) Leaks early, and (b) Is basically a knock-off of what Twitter was already doing with Vine.
Facebook (FB) shares finished the day down 1.64%, to close at $23.91 per MOREDan Primack - Jun 20, 2013 4:16 PM ET
When venture capitalist John Malloy first invested in Waze, the company was worth just a few million dollars. Now Google is paying more than $1 billion for it. Malloy explains what he saw back in 2008, and why his bet paid off.
FORTUNE -- Google (GOOG) this week announced that it will buy social mapping company Waze for a reported $1.1 billion, beating out earlier suitors like Apple (AAPL) and Facebook MOREDan Primack - Jun 13, 2013 3:18 PM ET
A new study reports there are more U.S. jobs in math and science than previously thought, if you know where to look.
FORTUNE – As Congress debates the future of the nation's immigration laws, lots of attention has been paid to highly skilled workers graduating from top U.S. universities. The biggest names in the tech industry have lobbied to make it easier for them live and work in America. They say many MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Jun 5, 2013 7:59 AM ET
The SEC showed up late to the social media party with its new guidance, and investors now have more questions than answers about how companies can share material information.
By Cyrus Sanati
FORTUNE -- Wall Street will need a bit more clarity on the SEC's new social media policy before anyone feels comfortable enough to hit the "like" button. While many on the Street accept that social media has become a MOREApr 4, 2013 12:29 PM ET
New federal regulations make online currencies act more like traditional forms of cash.
FORTUNE – Remember those days when Monopoly money was just play cash that bought everything in the game from railroads to houses? When the game was over, the value of that colorful paper currency spiraled to zero. Now with online currencies, the game never really ends. The Internet never shuts off, so the value of money circulating through MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Mar 25, 2013 11:00 AM ET
Twitter's age ≠ IPO.
FORTUNE -- A lot of people expect Twitter to go public this year, judging by various lists of 2013 business predictions. Others believe it will happen in 2014, based on CEO Dick Costolo's practiced indifference when asked.
But here's one thing that's certain: Twitter will not pick a listing date based on its own age.
I've heard this theory a lot lately, and it's absurd. Basically an outgrowth from the MOREDan Primack - Jan 9, 2013 12:36 PM ET
Facebook's IPO mattered because it skewed the year-end data.
FORTUNE -- In today's Term Sheet email, I wrote the following about 2012 IPOs:
49 venture capital-backed companies raised $21.5 billion by going public on U.S. exchanges in 2012, according to data released this morning by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association. That represents the largest dollar amount since 2000, thanks almost entirely to the $16 billion Facebook offering.
If you remove MOREDan Primack - Jan 2, 2013 4:47 PM ET
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