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May 18 2012         8:21 AM EDT

Talk about a “Beautiful Day.” Once the smoke clears from Friday’s (May 18) Facebook IPO
, U2 singer Bono could be the richest musician on the planet.

According to England’s NME, the already flush, tech-savvy
 Irish rock icon owns 2.3 percent of the shares of Facebook through his investment group, Elevation Partners. Well before Facebook filed papers to go public, Elevation paid $90 million for the shares in 2009 and after what is expected to be the second-biggest IPO in history, Bono’s share could be worth more than $1.5 billion.

With a gang of records
 already in pocket, the one-day take could give the singer bragging rights of a different sort as well. If the calculations are correct (a spokesperson for the band could not be reached by MTV News at press time for confirmation) then Bono would surpass former Beatle Paul McCartney as the world’s richest rock star. McCartney’s vast fortune is estimated to be around $1.05 billion.

NME also reported that U2 are said to be working the songwriters behind British boy band One Direction, including Swedish pop writer Carl Falk, who wrote the group’s breakthrough hit, “What Makes You Beautiful.”

An unnamed source told the magazine, “The band are back in the studio getting a feel for new material after the last album ‘No Line On The Horizon’. Will.i.am had a credit on that and they are looking to explore that direction further. They have been working with Danger Mouse
 and RedOne. They are excited about getting to work with Carl Falk.”

U2 have also logged studio time with EDM star David Guetta
 on songs for one of three new albums
 they’ve been talking about releasing.

from:  http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1685361/bono-facebook-stake-richest-rocker.jhtml

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Bono was born on May 10th, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bono

May 10th, 1960

May 10th

5 + 10 +2+0+1+2 = 20 = his personal year (from May 10th, 2012 to May 9th, 2013) = Turning point.  Sound judgement.

Judgement Tarot card

20 year + 5 (May) = 25 = his personal month (from May 10th, 2012 to June 9th, 2012) = Activist.  Advocate.

25 month + 18 (18th of the month on Friday May 18th, 2012) = 43 = his personal day = Congratulations.  Celebrating.  Friends.  Like.

Three of Cups Tarot card

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May 17, 2012         6:16 p.m.

Wall Street has one simple task as Facebook Inc. shares begin trading: Don’t mess it up.
Major stock exchanges, brokerage firms and mutual fund companies have been gearing up for one of the biggest initial public offerings on record. And, with all the hype surrounding the social-media giant, any snafus would be a major embarrassment.”
It has to go off without a hitch. There’s going to be a lot of visibility on this,” said Larry Tabb, chief executive of the TABB Group consulting and research firm. “If this goes poorly, it will not just be a poor reflection on Nasdaq — it will be a poor reflection on the U.S. market structure.”

In pricing its stock at $38 on Thursday, Facebook raised $16 billion in the third-biggest IPO in U.S. history and the largest ever by a tech company. The stock trades as FB.

The company is expected to sell an additional $2.4 billion in stock later this month, raising the total value to $18.4 billion. That would make it the second-largest U.S. IPO, trailing only the $19.65 billion raised by Visa Inc. in 2008.

The IPO values Facebook at $104 billion, by far the largest ever for a newly public company.

Facebook shares are scheduled to begin trading at 11 a.m. Eastern time, 90 minutes after the Nasdaq Stock Market opens. The late start is designed to give the stock exchange and Wall Street brokerage firms sufficient time to process what is expected to be a crush of opening-day orders.

At center stage is the Nasdaq, considered to be the world’s premier home for technology companies. The exchange has been testing various scenarios for how the stock will open, checking its systems through a dummy ticker — ZWZZT — to allow clients to practice processing their orders.

Glitches do happen. In April, when software developer Splunk Inc. went public on the Nasdaq, the price soared so high the exchange halted trading. However, trading reportedly continued elsewhere, leading to canceled trades.

The biggest blunder happened in March when BATS Global Markets, an electronic trading platform, suffered a trading debacle. A software glitch sabotaged the company’s own IPO, which sent the stock plummeting and forced it to cancel the offering altogether.

BATS has been in talks with Nasdaq about the Facebook IPO, but hasn’t participated in any of the tests. However, clients have been routing test orders of Facebook through the exchange, spokeswoman Stacie Fleming said.

Meanwhile, the New York Stock Exchange is making sure it is ready for the crush of new shares that will be dumped into the market Friday. The Big Board has dedicated a server just for Facebook trading that will be done on the NYSE Euronext Inc.’s all-electronic Arca exchange.

“We’re fully prepared,” NYSE spokesman Rich Adamonis said.

Tabb said myriad problems could arise, though he predicted high volume wouldn’t be one.

Buyers and sellers may not get access to the stock, he said, because market data feeds connecting all the exchanges could hit a snag, trading algorithms may not be properly tuned, or a server could crash.

“If there’s a problem it’ll be a technology glitch,” Tabb said.

Brokerages are getting ready to field phone calls from customers who want Facebook shares — and potentially upset clients who didn’t get as large of an IPO allotment as they wanted.

Fidelity Investments in Boston, one of the country’s largest retail brokerages, has employees on standby to deal with high customer demand, spokesman Steve Austin said.

Wall Street might spend the remaining few hours before Facebook’s public debut worrying about what might go wrong. But there’s a decidedly different atmosphere on the West Coast at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters.

Hundreds of employees spent Thursday in a “hackathon” — an all-night work session for programmers and engineers.

Even founder Mark Zuckerberg was expected to attend the event — until he rings the Nasdaq’s opening bell.

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Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14th, 1984 (time of birth unknown, but perhaps 8:45 a.m.?) according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Zuckerberg

[Lilith/Venus = Eris]

 

May 14th, 1984

May 14th

5 + 14 +2+0+1+2 = 24 = his personal year = (from May 14th, 2012 to May 13th, 2013) = Giving up control.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

24 year + 5 (May) = 29 = his personal month (from May 14th, 2012 to June 13th, 2012) = Competency.  Self-confidence.

Three of Wands Tarot card

29 year + 18 (18th of the month on Friday May 18th, 2012) = 47 = his personal day = Famous.  Internationally known.

Seven of Cups Tarot card

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Eduardo Saverin is no longer a U.S. citizen.

May 11, 2012           2:35 PM ET

Eduardo Saverin, one of Facebook’s four co-founders, has renounced his U.S. citizenship, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

The expatriation, first reported by Bloomberg, comes just before the social network is expected to launch an initial public offering of its stock next week.

It’s possible that the move will help Saverin escape some of the hefty taxes he’d have to pay on his Facebook stake, though it’s not known exactly how much of the company Saverin currently owns.

He owned 5% of the company’s outstanding shares as recently as 2009, according to “The Facebook Effect,” by David Kirkpatrick, but he has sold off some of those shares since then. He was not listed among those owning 5% or more of the company in Facebook’s pre-IPO regulatory filings.

The Brazilian-born Facebook co-founder has been living in Singapore since 2009, but the United States requires its citizens to pay income taxes no matter where they live. Saverin, who provided some of Facebook’s initial financing, has not played an active role in the company for many years.

If Facebook’s valuation takes off next week, the move may turn out to be a savvy one — at least from an investment standpoint. If Saverin is still holding any of his Facebook stake, formally leaving the U.S. could lessen his future tax hit.

It’s not known if tax issues played a role in expatriation. Calls to Saverin and his spokesman were not returned.

The practice of renouncing U.S. citizenship, though still extremely rare, is becoming more common: 1,781 Americans did it in 2011. That’s up 16% from 2010 and is nearly eight times the number who expatriated in 2008, according to the U.S. Treasury.

Taxes are expected to take a big bite out of many Facebook shareholders.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who co-founded the company with Saverin and two other Harvard classmates, is selling 30.2 million shares of his stake in the company to raise $1.1 billion in cash. He plans to use most of it to pay off Uncle Sam and California for the taxes he expects to incur from exercising some of his stock options.

Facebook said in a recent regulatory filing that many employees will have to pay 45% in taxes on the millions of dollars they will come into once the stock becomes publicly traded. The average tax hit: $1.1 million per employee.

The social network is expected to price its IPO on Thursday in a range it currently estimates at $28 and $35 per share. It plans to begin public trading on Friday.

from:  http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/11/technology/eduardo-saverin-facebook-citizenship/

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Eduardo Saverin was born on March 13th, 1982 aacording to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Saverin

March 13th, 1982

3 + 13 +1+9+8+2 = 36 = his life lesson = Managing his tax burden.

Ten of Wands Tarot card

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

January 31, 2012      9:12 p.m.

As Facebook Inc. files for what is likely to be a historic initial public offering of stock, a big question looms for its millions of loyal users.

Will they be able to get in on what could be the hottest deal in years — or will they be left with their noses pressed against the glass, as individual investors typically are in coveted IPOs?

Ordinary investors normally are relegated to the sidelines in red-hot IPOs, with Wall Street brokerage firms that handle the deals parceling out shares to hedge funds, mutual funds and some ultra-wealthy individuals that generate big trading commissions.

Retail investors are left with little choice but to try to buy shares on the first day of trading. Getting a decent price before the stock rises tends to be next to impossible, and most investors miss out on the big first-day surge.

There is speculation, however, that Facebook may take steps to make some portion of its IPO shares available to small investors, partially as a public relations gesture that could generate goodwill.

“I guess there will be somewhat of an altruistic tone to the structure of the deal,” said David Menlow, president of IPOfinancial.com, a research firm in Millburn, N.J. “It’s important for people who are Facebook users to at least have a priority in getting shares.”

Who gets shares is one of many questions that eager investors, devoted Facebook aficionados and the just plain curious hope to have answered when the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an IPO that could take place in the spring.

Facebook is expected to file the paperwork as early as Wednesday, setting in motion a tumultuous three-month-or-so period in which the inner workings of the company are scrutinized and debated as never before.

Facebook could sell up to $10 billion in shares in a deal that values the company at as much as $100 billion. Wall Street brokerage Morgan Stanley is expected to lead the offering.

The IPO would be the largest ever by an Internet company, dwarfing the $1.9 billion that Google Inc.raised in its 2004 debut. It would also be the fourth-largest U.S. IPO of all time, according to research firm Renaissance Capital.

Aside from the sheer numbers, Facebook’s IPO would mark a watershed that underscores the breakneck speed at which social networking has evolved from a pastime of Internet enthusiasts sharing tidbits of their lives to a potent force in everything from the business world to broad social discourse.

Later this year Facebook is expected to exceed 1 billion users — half of all people on the Internet and 1 of every 7 people on the planet — a remarkable threshold for the brainchild of 27-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, who was only 19 when he launched the social network in his Harvard dorm room in 2004.

“This is once in a decade,” said Sandeep Dahiya, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University‘s McDonough School of Business. “Facebook is probably going to be the deal for many years.”

The regulatory filing, known as an S1 by the SEC, will pull back the covers on a variety of financial data. Facebook will divulge information on revenue, earnings and the company’s all-important growth rate that analysts up to now have only been able to guess at.

Facebook is also expected to explain how it plans to walk the precarious line between culling user data to sell to advertisers and addressing privacy concerns of its growing subscriber base.

“Right now it’s a black box,” Dahiya said. “We’ll finally know for sure all those numbers that have been talked about.”

Still, the biggest question for investors of all sizes is how to get in on the action — and whether Facebook loyalists have any chance of snagging its sought-after shares. Some analysts expect that Facebook might try to make that happen.

Aside from the public relations boost, it would help create a diversified shareholder base, experts say. Small investors are considered much less likely to “flip” shares on the first day of trading, as many institutions do.

Facebook could instruct Morgan Stanley and the other investment banks handling the deal to set aside a portion of shares for small investors with accounts less than a certain size, experts said.

Of course, only a fraction of investors would get shares. And they probably wouldn’t get many. Even large investors will receive only a handful of what they want, analysts say.

“It’s not like we’re all going to open up our Facebook account and it’ll be a little treasure box with a share of Facebook,” said Kathleen Smith, a principal at Renaissance Capital.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0201-facebook-ipo-20120201,0,7558366.story

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“If you’re not paying, you’re not the customer, you’re the product.” This warning to Facebook’s 800 million users about the nature of the social network’s business model has become something of a cliche. But, as the world awaits the most hotly anticipated IPO since Google, it’s clear that what will be on sale is you, the user, and your 800 million friends. (With half of the UK population on Facebook, I’m assuming that you’re likely to be a member.)

How much we are deemed to be worth is what will determine the value of the business when the shares are priced. Facebook, like Google, is an advertising business and one that has introduced a radical new way of reaching consumers. With Google it was via our searches, with Facebook it’s our likes, dislikes and all the other data that we contribute freely to the site.

Ask anyone about adverts on Facebook and they are likely to tell you that they never notice them, and are sure they have no impact on their purchasing decisions. They are quite likely to say the same about the ads served up by Google, yet the search firm’s clients are happily handing over billions of dollars, confident that this is the way to reach their customers

On a visit to a London digital marketing agency yesterday, I got a glimpse of how powerful a platform Facebook can be for advertisers. I-Spy demonstrated how they could funnel into Facebook’s data to target a precise group of people – say, 25-40-year-olds in the Reading area, looking for jobs in the technology sector.

The agency, which used to send nearly all of its clients’ marketing budgets in Google’s direction, is now putting about 10% on Facebook, and expects that to grow. Jim Brigden, I-Spy’s CEO, was enthusiastic about what the social network could offer in terms of targeting, but cautious about whether it would ever be as useful as Google.

He explained that Google delivered customers who were already looking for something, while Facebook might be better for engaging with consumers and letting them know about a brand. “It won’t work for everything,” he said. “You wouldn’t try to sell funerals or financial services.” But his clients, from a recruitment agency to the makers of Spam (the real thing, not that stuff in your inbox, were very happy with the results so far).

What we will find out when the IPO papers are filed is just how much revenue this kind of advertising is earning for Facebook, and how rapidly that is growing. Then Wall Street will have to decide how to price the shares. Last week they were trading privately at a valuation of $80bn, and there is talk of the price tag climbing to $100bn or above.

That figure looks ridiculous for a business with much to prove, but optimists will say that there was similar scepticism about Google’s IPO in 2004. The search firm went on to show that it was worth a whole lot more than the value at which it floated.

Whatever the price, the Facebook IPO will generate eye-watering sums for investment banks, lawyers, and of course Mark Zuckerberg and other owners of a slice of the business. Then the really difficult bit starts – showing that the Facebook audience really is a valuable resource, willing to be targeted with more and more advertising. In other words, it is up to you and your Facebook friends.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16835116

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Wednesday February 1st, 2012

February 1st, 2012

2 + 1 +2+0+1+2 = 8 = Facebook IPO offering’s life lesson and personal year =  Practical.  Pragmatic.  Strength.  Power.  Control.  Business.  Status.  Recognition.  Prestige.  Prominence.  Executive.  Management.  Administrative.  Business sense.  Foundation.  Structure.  Solid.  Sturdy.  Tangible.

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06/26/11  12:24 PM ET

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em–or, in Facebook’s case, hire ’em full time.

According to TechUnwrapped, Facebook now employs George Hotz, the young hacker who has drawn the legal ire of tech giants Apple and Sony. Hotz, who also goes by the online handle “Geohot,” is said to be working at Facebook, possibly on a secretive new iPad app.

TechUnwrapped reported on Saturday that Chronic-Dev Team member Joshua Hill first outed Hotz’s status at Facebook. During an online interview, Hill stated that Hotz had backed out of an iPad 2 hacking challenge because of his current day job at the social network.

Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera later tweeted that Hotz’s Facebook profile corroborated Hill’s claims.

“Facebook is really an amazing place to work…first hackathon over,” reads a June 22 post on Hotz’s Facebook wall.

A Facebook spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

In 2007, Hotz gained notoriety for jailbreaking Apple’s iPhone, allowing the handset (and, subsequently, other devices running Apple’s iOS software) to be used outside AT&T’s network.

Then, in 2010, Hotz published a jailbreak for Sony’s PlayStation 3 gaming console, which Sony countered with a high-profile suit against Hotz in early 2011. The company eventually settled with Hotz out of court, but their action against the hacker led to a major cyberattack on the PlayStation gaming network that was allegedly carried out by hacktivist collective Anonymous. A host of other attacks on the PSN followed, including one that led Sony to take the entire global network offline for weeks.

from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/26/facebook-hires-george-hotz-geohot-hacker-jailbreak-iphone-playstation_n_884734.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

George Hotz

756975 8628      62

his path of destiny / how he learns what he is here to learn = 62 = Hacker.  Hacking.  Jailbreak.  Jailbreaking.  Overcoming restrictions.

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George Hotz was born on October 2nd, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hotz

October 2nd, 1989

October 2nd, 1989

2 + 1+9+8+9 = 29 = his “secret” number = Self-confidence.  Self-assurance.  Coordination.  Adept.  Skills.  Talents.  Competence.  Expertise.  Specialty.  Combine.  Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Collaborate.  Collaboration.  Consult.  Consultant.  Participation.  Participant.  Architect.  Blueprint.  Joining the team.

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October 2nd, 1989

October 2nd

10 + 2 +2+0+1+0 = 15 = his personal year (from October 2nd, 2010 to October 1st, 2011) = Sponsor [Facebook].

15 year + 6 (June) = 21 = his personal month (from June 2nd, 2011 to July 1st, 2011) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.

21 month + 26 (26th of the month on Sunday June 26th, 2011) = 47 = his personal day = Famous.  Name & fame.  Notoriety.  Name recognition.  (Inter)nationally known.  High profile.  VIP.  Well-known.  Household name.  Public life.  Limelight.  Legendary.  Notable.  Noteworthy.  Eminent.  Prominent.

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