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Changes In Store For Tech Giants And You

Facebook just filed for its initial public offering and the company is rolling out it's new platform for all users. Also, Google announced it would overhaul its privacy policy. Host Michel Martin speaks with Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post about what all of this means for profitability and privacy in the online world.
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Zynga CEO Wants To Bring Playtime To The Masses

Mark Pincus' company is the maker of FarmVille and other games played on Facebook. He's worth $1.3 billion, and he may see that number grow if he meets his goal: to expand the universe of digital game players from sci-fi geeks to soccer moms and their kids.
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Will Facebook's Shares Be Worth The Price?

Facebook's IPO could value the company at up to $100 billion. That would make it a very expensive stock for a company whose earnings are strong but not stratospheric. Investors who take the plunge will be making a wager that Facebook can capture a very large share of the advertising market.
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Status Updated: Facebook Files Papers For IPO

In its widely expected filing, the social media giant says it expects to raise $5 billion. Shares are likely to start trading sometime in the second quarter.
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How Does Facebook Generate Ad Revenue?

How does a free website like Facebook get valued at close to $100 billion? Melissa Block talks with Wired magazine senior writer Steven Levy about how Facebook uses your personal information to generate targeted advertisements and huge revenues.
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Facebook Files Initial Public Offering Papers

Facebook is about to find out how many friends it has. The social networking giant wants to sell shares to the public. It filed papers for an initial public offering Wednesday. With about 800 million users, Facebook is one of the most visible companies in the world. But until now, the financial side of Facebook has remained largely a mystery. For more, Melissa Block talks to NPR's Steve Henn.
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Steve Jobs Listened To Vinyl At Home, Neil Young Says

That's not a slam at digital music, the rock 'n' roll legend says. It's a recognition that current formats don't match vinyl's sound. He and Jobs were talking about a new player to give music lovers back the sound they used to get.

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