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Zuckerberg’s focus drives Facebook’s ascent

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When Mark Zuckerberg showed up to rent Judy Fusco’s Los Altos, Calif., house in the fall of 2004, soon after he’d arrived in Silicon Valley, the landlord was immediately struck by his confidence. “I said, ‘Gee, how old are you?’ And he said, ’20,’” Fusco remembered in a recent interview. “I said, ‘You think I’m going to rent you my million-dollar house?’ And he said, ‘Yes.’” Continue Reading

OPINION: Facebook created an IPO larger than the rapture

February 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Jesus had better not return to earth this week. We will be too busy with the Facebook IPO to deal with Him. Continue Reading

Facebook files Wednesday for IPO to raise $5 billion

February 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK Facebook made a much-anticipated status update Wednesday: The Internet social network is going public eight years after its computer-hacking CEO Mark Zuckerberg started the service at Harvard University. Continue Reading

Will Facebook deliver an IPO surprise for users?

February 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

NEW YORK (AP) Facebook, the social network that changed “friend” from a noun to a verb, is expected to file as early as Wednesday to sell stock on the open market. Its debut is likely to be the most talked-about initial public offering since Google in 2004. Continue Reading

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg friends Gaga to Obama en route to IPO

February 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

NEW YORK Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg recently threw a fundraiser for President Barack Obama, dining with Lady Gaga and the president himself. Last week, she was a highly visible co-chair of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Continue Reading

Will Facebook deliver an IPO surprise?

January 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg turns up at business conventions in a hoodie. “Cocky” is the word used to describe him most often, after “billionaire.” He was Time’s person of the year at 26.
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If Facebook goes public this year, California stands to reap windfall

January 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If the Menlo Park company goes public this year, as many have speculated, the state stands to reap hundreds of millions of dollars in capital gains taxes from Facebook investors and employees profiting from stock transactions. That could bring a much-needed windfall to a state government facing a $9.2 billion deficit. Continue Reading