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.

Henry Blodget, CEO and editor-in-chief of Business Insider, doesn't think profits to the social media giant will slow down anytime soon. On the other hand, Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age," projects that an eye toward money-making will kill Facebook's innovative spirit and hurt the company in the long run.

Guests:

Henry Blodget and Douglas Rushkoff

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez

Comments [1]

Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJn

SHADY DEALINGS BY COMPANY OFFICIALS AND MAJOR BANKS, SPIN CONTROLLING, AND THE RESPECTED LOSING THAT RESPECT, THAT'S THE RESULT OF THE DUPLICITY AND THE DISILLUSIONMENT THAT SO MANY FEEL ABOUT BEING DUPED !! We live in a world where money may buy the presidency of the USA, where nations observe bestiality and mass killings of innocents, but are afraid that their trade relations might suffer if they intercede. What may yet save still greater calamities is the sophisticated technologies that enable people to reach out to others worldwide to alarm others of all sorts of misconduct. YAHOO, like its competitors, will always need to repair their image and to offer what the public requires. My own background and activities have been somewhat marginalized by the commercial interests that seek to foster their own projects and to limit the cultural achievements from being known to the young in particular and to make the major cultural institutions fight amongst themselves for any financial support. In this respect Germany, Austria and the Scandinavian countries value far more their own heritage than "we" do our own. WAKE UP AMERICA and salvage our possibilities for artistic growth and recognition. I am a Wagnerian heldentenor and the director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, where professional actors are trained for the Shakespeare roles and big-voiced singers are coached in the Wagner roles and voice production and dramaturgy techniques. My next concert in New York will be on Saturday, June 9th at the YOGA EXPO at the New Yorker Hotel . The title of the concert is 'BRING HIM HOME, with that song from the musical LES MISERABLES, encouraging the return of our armed forces and inspiring hope and love of country with This Land is Your Land, The House I Live In, Climb Every Mountain, You'll Never Walk Alone, The Impossible Dream [the Quest], Granada, Wien, Wien, nur du allein, Kumbaya, Billy Bigelow's Soliloquy from Carousel, New York, New Yprk, There's No Business Like Show Business, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Do You Hear the People Sing?, When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again, Memory, Music of the Night, Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, Donkey Serenade, and Earth Anthem.

Jun. 01 2012 04:58 PM

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