Will Facebook and its stock live up to the hype?

The much anticipated IPO is not without some big long-term risks

by Angelina Chapin on Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:00pm - 0 Comments

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After convincing more than 900 million people to post photos of themselves or gush about their personal lives, Facebook wants something more from its users and admirers: money. The company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, set out on a coast-to-coast tour pitching money managers before Facebook’s initial public offering (IPO) this week. With shares expected to be priced between $34 and $38, it is being heralded as the most anticipated tech IPO since Google’s in 2004. If the lineups during Zuckerberg’s road show are any indication, many think this is a can’t-miss opportunity. Continue reading...