Brand & Martínez for August 21, 2012

Facebook: Facing an uncertain future

Facebook Debuts As Public Company With Initial Public Offering On NASDAQ Exchange

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The Nasdaq board in Times Square advertises Facebook

Despite over 900 million active users, Facebook's has been struggling. On Monday, their stock price hit an all-time low, $18.75 — a 51-percent decline from its initial public offering earlier this year.

Facebook isn't the first tech start-up to hit a rocky patch when going public. It can be difficult for companies led by visionary entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg transition from a small start-up firm to a publicly held company, with demands from shareholders and industry analysts.

Guest:

Jon Erlichman, reporter for Bloomberg News.


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