Hashtag Trending – Sonos files for IPO; your AI might be human; Pokémon Go turns two

Smart speaker maker Sonos goes public. The Guardian writes about certain tech companies using humans to power their AI platforms instead of machine learning. And Pokémon Go is now two years old. Trending

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Why did Aequitas NEO launch a new stock exchange in Canada today?

This post co-authored by Geoff Foulds. "Canadians deserve a stock market they can believe in," says Jos Schmitt, CEO of Canada's newly approved stock exchange, the Aequitas NEO Exchange. “We have re-mutualized the

Published on: November 17th, 2014 Michael Cayley

Twitter plans IPO as Facebook stock hits all-time high

Goldman Sachs will play the lead role in Twitter's initial public offering (IPO) the social media firm announced, in a tweet, late yesterday, according to a report by Bloomberg. https://twitter.com/twitter/status/378261932148416512 Though the financial

Published on: September 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Crowdfunding could fill void left by dip in IPO market: study

The number of tech firm IPOs fell last year as political and economic instability continued to rock public markets around the world, new Ernst & Young data show.There were 149 tech IPOs in

Published on: July 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

What’s really not working, Facebook or advertising in general?

It was Graham Phillips, the former CEO of Ogilvy and Mather who said “Too much of today’s advertising is irrelevant and a waste of money.” He wasn’t talking about Facebook’s lack of success

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Seven other tech IPOs stock investors didn’t

For the past week, it has been impossible to search for the word "IPO" in Google and not be inundated with stories on the Facebook's debut on the stock market. However, over the

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Nikhil Pradhan

Day after IPO will be business as usual: Facebook’s top Canadian exec

Talk about a big week for Jordan Banks. Banks celebrates hisbirthday today. And tomorrow his company, alittle something called Facebook Inc., is expected to raise about $100billion in its initial public offering. If Banks,

Published on: May 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Zuckerberg turns 28, Facebook IPO orders to close early on high demand

What a birthday for Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg.He turns 28 today. And tomorrow, the company he built while he wasstill a hoodie-wearing student at Harvard will take a crucial steptowards its impending

Published on: May 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook profit falls in advance of IPO

Facebook announced on Monday that its total revenue rose 45 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2012, but its profit fell 12 percent.Facebook boosted revenue fromUS$731 million in the first

Published on: April 24th, 2012 Cameron Scott

Is the acquisition frenzy creating a startup bubble?

by Christine Wong Is there a startup bubble forming?   I’d have to say yes – but not the same kind we saw a decade ago when the dotcom bubble burst.   This most recent

Published on: April 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Facebook IPO eye-poppers

When Facebook filed its IPO papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, some interesting facts about the company were revealed. While the filing focused on the social network's revenue and user-base

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Sharon Gaudin

Where will Facebook spend $5B IPO money?

Facebook filed papers Wednesday to become a public company, revealing financial information that attests to the social network's phenomenal growth. The IPO is the most anticipated public offering in a decade, with the

Published on: February 2nd, 2012 Cameron Scott and Grant Gross

Facebook IPO to be watched closely by social media firms

With Facebook expected to file its plans today for its initial public offering, industry and financial analysts say it could be one of the biggest IPOs in U.S. history.And that could be a

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Sharon Gaudin

Accelerated: TechStars harnesses the power of mentorship

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Francis Moran