Multimedia content packages exploring big topics in the news
Multimedia content packages exploring major issues and important trends in the news
Dry times in the Golden State
The ongoing struggle for voter equality in America
The changing face of U.S. immigration
Minimum Wage Blues
Is it time for a raise?
The Art of Redistricting
How our political destinies are mapped
California’s State Parks
What’s so important about having parks?
Affordable Housing in California
Why is it so expensive to live here?
Big issues, big money, big stakes: making sense of a messy process.
When Facebook filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in February, Mark Zuckerberg wrote a public letter outlining Facebook’s mission: to bring the world closer together. With the additional investment money that an IPO would bring, he explained, Facebook would have the resources to better reach that goal.
Or, to put it another way, when Facebook goes public, it stands to make a whole lot of money. IPO’s can be a good way for companies
to have access to a lot of funding fast, Continue reading
Since 2004, when Mark Zuckerberg launched the first version of Facebook from his college dorm room, the company has been privately-owned. That means that only a handful of people – Zuckerberg, a bunch of his early co-workers, and a few private investment firms – owned shares (parts) in the company. This February, though, Facebook announced it was going “public,” which opens the door for outside investors to start thinking about buying into it. Continue reading
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