Zuckerberg Rings NASDAQ Bell At Facebook HQ

05/18/2012 10:57 am ET

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rang in the day of his company's public debut not in New York, but from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.


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As VentureBeat reports, right as Zuck rang the NASDAQ bell with COO Sheryl Sandberg at his side, a status update appeared on his Facebook page, reading, "Mark Zuckerberg listed a company on NASDAQ. -- with Chris Cox and 4 others."


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The custom "listed a company" action on Zuck's status and the update's perfectly timed appearance were the result of some savvy hacking by David Garcia. The Facebook senior software engineer explained on TechCrunch just how he did it using Facebook's Open Graph API, which allows developers create custom actions.

Facebook priced its IPO on Thursday at $38 per share. Its IPO is the largest Internet IPO ever and the third largest in history.

[Hat Tip: TechCrunch]

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