After openly admitting that it screwed up over Facebook’s IPO, NASDAQ is now planning to compensate those who made a loss when their systems failed to allow trades to take place.
Facebook has announced that it will be selling an extra 50.6 million shares, at a price likely to fall between $US34 and $US38 per share, reports TechCrunch. That should snag them at least another $US13.1 billion — and probably push their final valuation north of the expected $US100 million.
Now Facebook’s IPO is filed, soon anybody will be able to buy a piece of a Facebook. But going public won’t stop Zuckerberg having control — especially given that he buys out the voting rights of current shareholders, $US100 at a time.