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Zynga’s Mark Pincus a Critical Figure in Upcoming IPO

Of all the companies still planning to go public during the remainder of this year, online gaming company Zynga is easily the biggest name. According to Bloomberg, the company also boasts the biggest personality behind it. Zynga chief executive officer Mark Pincus, unlike the heads of many young technology companies, is an experienced veteran of […]

Disappointed Investors Turn Hopefully to Zynga

Investors and companies once again find themselves hoping that Zynga can provide a spark for the IPO market. Initial public offerings are always an uncertain investment to an extent, with companies often going public without a long-proven track record of success, sometimes looking for the funds necessary to keep the company going. The 2011 IPO […]

Verizon Backs Out of Google Wallet

Google has suffered yet another setback in its attempts to re-imagine electronic payments. The Associated Press reports that Verizon, one of Google’s key allies in the mobile sphere, has decided not to include the company’s new Google Wallet function in its latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Verizon was integral in the promotion of Android-based […]

Europe announces anti-trust investigation of Apple

Once again, Apple – the world’s largest technology company – has come under regulatory scrutiny in Europe. The Associated Press reports that the European Commission has launched an investigation to determine whether the company and some of its business partners breached anti-trust rules with contracts to sell e-books through the Apple Store. In advance of […]

Facebook Could Bypass Banks in IPO Bid

While investors are eagerly looking forward to any word about the upcoming initial public offering by Facebook, banks may have a little less to be happy about. The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook could skip the process of collecting underwriters for its IPO entirely. Underwriters are the banks responsible for judging the interest in […]

Zynga sets terms for largest internet IPO since Google

Social media game developer Zynga announced the terms for its initial public offering (IPO) on December 2. The long-awaited initial public offering plans to issue 100 million shares with a price range of $8.50 to $10.00. If stock options and existing shares are counted, the company has 904 shares outstanding, Reuters reports. Selling the shares […]

Green Tech Drawing Major Venture Interest

While the IPO market has focused heavily on the social networking and social media sectors, the greatest part of venture founding in the country has actually gone into green technology of late, according to The Los Angeles Times. Venture investing as a whole took a major hit in the third quarter, dropping to an eight-year […]

Walmart Offers Suggestions for Holiday Shoppers

As the holidays approach, many Americans find themselves wandering through shops or endlessly browsing websites to try to find something, anything to buy for friends and family. Walmart hopes to attract some new business by offering an easier solution to this dilemma, with the introduction of its new Shopycat app, according to PCWorld. Shopycat, designed […]

Zynga to promote its IPO during cross-country road trip

Zynga Inc. is expected to begin a road show on Monday, December 5, in support of its initial public offering with hopes of enticing investors eyeing internet companies. According to Reuters, the social gaming company responsible for the “FarmVille” craze is the most recent in a list of tech companies looking to get their feet […]

Facebook Settles Privacy Issues with FTC

The world’s largest social media network has come to an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding accusations of unfair practices, according to The New York Times. While some might imagine unfair business practices entailed some means of pushing out competitors, the FTC actually took action against Facebook on the basis of consumer privacy concerns. […]