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Breakingviews: Facebook pulls back the kimono

Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 03:16

Breakingviews editors examine the social network’s newly public private parts.

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Okay so we've finally got the base vote for us that this time it is that stroke information about the biggest social network. There's still a lot of questions about it like. When things don't work in what do you guys think one of the things that popped out to me was that with a risk factors you see these ideas as them. There's have been slightly below is kind of uninteresting love you and I was told that they go out. What is it 425 million my -- as they've been putting potential uses for his book. They get listless as revenue from everybody uses so so one of the reasons I don't worry about the press. The rest -- take it that the president and animals and everybody moves to Lenovo. They'll get a billion about the candidates moving to -- down so they don't. Actually have a clear strategy. To make money didn't make as much to make as much -- held it may lot of money I mean you look at the growth was about 8% to 80% of -- to you as well as you know. But costs are coming up to and call all clear -- If you will right and if you think about it the united. Valuation. Is an agreement to be a hundred billion of revenues. Three point seven minutes of that -- an act. Of a crisis as it is prize but what are so what else we see some really seeing things in there. Zuckerberg mark -- is to have total control. Ian is he's got that the prosecution that he and other ensign is getting close -- as good as attendance everyone's. That that we've received restructured its target for both intact. Which has far from from from the media -- you know so it. You know it's an improvement on you person Herbert walker -- stuff -- governance perspective. Species that we see some pretty big shareholders -- theories. Point Sheryl Sandberg a meet that price that -- sitting FaceBook few years now. Looks to hear that about one point three billion dollars nice that is collectively can get it. But also what a lot of servicemen missing in quick -- Microsoft. Merely supported me about it what was it a couple of hundred millionth -- yeah. But we confront and it was a settled and and I don't know they -- -- you know praise him we don't priced at that -- feeling you know. We don't know how much -- now. They put a five billion dollar yeah absolutely -- as soon as -- know there there again so. And these faces but. This guy and underwriters -- to the space is allow for some existing sell this to sell. And as a news says to be so there were some comments on remote bankers and bankers are one of the guys. We got beat we mean marks in the court's gotten left. JPMorgan Poland and number two I mean that's not that's not so bad to be done some serious -- Cheryl. And -- got. While around a guy who would be your struggles with -- they needed trouble. Hopeless that they're getting here okay. You say Barkley is an element company right these missing city who heard you know god. Mean that's you know when any of the other big Europeans -- -- -- uncertainties readers these guys that you. OK well let's it's Anderson will keep him. -- testing in poring over Facebook's financials will be back with more Britons and.

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Breakingviews: Facebook pulls back the kimono

Thursday, February 02, 2012 - 03:16