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Facebook: Facing an uncertain future

The Nasdaq board in Times Square advertises Facebook
The Nasdaq board in Times Square advertises Facebook
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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.


Jon Erlichman, reporter for Bloomberg News.