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Facebook’s Zuckerberg talks mobile shortcomings, plans for the future

Facebook’s Zuckerberg talks mobile shortcomings, plans for the future

It isn't exactly a secret that Facebook is struggling in the mobile realm, something that the company's shareholders aren't too crazy about. Facebook's stock has dropped quite a bit since its IPO thanks largely to shareholder concerns about mobile users, and today, Mark Zuckerberg is tackling these issues at the the TechCrunch Disrupt SF conference. This is the first appearance by Zuckerberg since Facebook went public, and he's using the opportunity to be honest with himself about the shortcomings of Facebook on mobile, and what the company plans to do to change that.

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Facebook stock hits new low as Zuckerberg loses billions

Facebook stock hits new low as Zuckerberg loses billions

Facebook may have delivered a decent quarterly financial report yesterday, but that apparently did little to quell investor concerns about the company, which only went public earlier this year. Facebook's stock took another tumble today, falling $3.03 to $23.81. That 11.3% decrease in stock price led to Facebook's stock hitting a new all-time low, and it doesn't seem like the stock is going to recover anytime soon.

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Facebook close to final IPO price

Facebook close to final IPO price

It was believed that Facebook was adding more shares to its IPO, set to begin trading tomorrow, but as it turns out those extra shares came from early investors looking to grab some cash. Now it looks like the final IPO price is being narrowed down, with shares expected to fall in the region of $34-38, up from $28-25. The final IPO share prices would put Facebook’s value close to $104 billion.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 8, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. We're still in the thick of CTIA, and we have all sorts of big mobile stories for you. So let's get right to it - Kyocera Rise and Hydro budget ICS smartphone hands-on. And that's not all; we also have a look at one of the major LTE phones - HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on. Of course, though, CTIA isn't the only thing making news. We have to talk about this - The driverless cars that want to run Google off the road.

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Facebook investor roadshow sees Zuckerberg keep it casual

Facebook investor roadshow sees Zuckerberg keep it casual

Mark Zuckerberg is starting to come to terms with the fact that as the head of a humongous public company he'll have to have a little more stage presence. In an effort to promote Facebook's vaulting into its initial public offering, the young billionaire is going on a roadshow across the country, though by his appearance you wouldn't believe he's there to talk about a $10 billion entry into the stock market. His presence can be described with one word: casual.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hits 94% approval rating

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hits 94% approval rating

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has an approval rating that any politician would kill for. And since we're talking about politicians, that probably isn't an exaggeration. 94% of Facebook employees say they have a positive opinion of their leader. Can you think of any other company that has that kind of effect on its workers? Maybe there is one (cough Apple cough), but it's still a pretty impressive statistic.

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Facebook encounters slowdown, offers no explanation

Facebook encounters slowdown, offers no explanation

Users around the world today complained of prolonged periods of slow or no access to Facebook either through their browser or mobile phone app. The social networking giant did not offer any sort of comment as to what caused the extended period of technical difficulties, but that didn't stop frustrated users from taking their anger to other social networking sites. That is to say, there was a lot of tweeting about Facebook's slow connection.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 1, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 1, 2012

Welcome to February! We're hitting the ground running as we steam ahead into the shortest month of the year, and there's no bigger news today than the launch of Facebook's IPO, which makes Mark Zuckerberg a filthy rich man. Not that he wasn't already. For something a bit more relatable, Max OS X 10.7.3 has just been released so get your Mac computers up-to-date whenever you get the chance.

Facebook IPO timing and filing with Morgan Stanley named

Facebook IPO timing and filing with Morgan Stanley named

The market is preparing itself for one of the largest IPO openings in recent memory with the launch of Facebook, the group today being said to be choosing Morgan Stanley to take the lead at the start. This Initial Public Offering is said to be setting Facebook up for 10 billion in raised funds. Four sources with knowledge of the matter speaking anonymously with Bloomberg have let them know that Facebook is likely to choose FB as their stock symbol with an opening after the close of U.S. markets today.

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Harvard wants the next Zuckerberg to stay at Harvard

Harvard wants the next Zuckerberg to stay at Harvard

Harvard University has teamed up with an organization called the New Enterprise Associates to create an initiative that hopes to keep great innovators in college before they run out and make millions. This, of course, is exactly what happened with Mark Zuckerberg and fellow software architect Bill Gates. The problem is all the good schools are in New England but all the dough is out on the West Coast. But no more, perhaps.

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