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Last week's Economist (July 16-20, 2010 issue) has an [URL="http://media.economist.com/node/16539424"]interesting story[/URL] on three large internet companies in Russia, China and Africa. That these three emerging regions have growing internet powers is interesting in itself, but there was something else in the story that caught my eye. Russian Internet giant, [URL="http://www.dst-global.com/"]DST[/URL] …

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According to the Sunday Telegraph [newspaper yesterday](http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/9276699/Facebook-IPO-fight-back-begins-share-price-implausible-says-analyst.html ) "Morgan Stanley, Facebook’s lead financial adviser, ended the day with 162m shares, worth $6.16bn. Other banks including JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs also bought shares, ending the day with $3.2bn and $2.4bn holdings respectively" which is kind of worrying when you step …

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[B]Question 1 (10 marks)[/B] Design a program that asks for 4 test scores. The program should calculate the average test score and display it. You need to develop an 1.1) IPO chart (3 marks) 1.2) Pseudo-code (5 marks) 1.3) 2 Sets of test data (2 marks) [B]Question 2 (20 marks)[/B] …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16523[/ATTACH]Skype, the Luxemborg-based internet video phone service, filed for its initial public offering (IPO) on Monday (August 9) to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The value was tentatively set at $100 million, a number analysts suggest is merely a rough estimate set to help the Securities and Exchange Commission …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]20608[/ATTACH]When Groupon turned down offers from Yahoo and Google last year it stirred a buzz that had people, myself included, wondering what they know that we don't. Founded in 2008, Groupon secures incredible deals on everything from pedicures to flight lessons by negotiating a "group" discount our their members' behalf. …

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[ATTACH=right]16680[/ATTACH][URL="www.hulu.com"]Hulu[/URL] might be worth as much as $2 billion, the [URL="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/16/technology/16hulu.html?partner=rss&emc=rss"]New York Times[/URL] reported today, alongside news that the site for streaming videos and TV shows might soon go public. The Times reported that the 3-year-old company has been in talks recently to begin a public stock offering potentially later …

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[ATTACH=right]16482[/ATTACH][URL="http://demandmedia.com"]Demand Media[/URL], a name that isn't well-known but tends to stir existential emotions in those who do know the Santa Monica-based content farm and domain services company, confirmed some longstanding gossip and rumor on Friday when it filed for its initial public offering (IPO). Demand operates something called [URL="http://demandstudios.com"]Demand Studios[/URL], …

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