Yesterday, the markets received a first inkling of an IPO filing from Facebook. Facebook's law firm reportedly said that it would temporarily stop reviews on such secondary trades until next week. So Facebook's IPO may be imminent. Not that we can't be patient.
Facebook has been valued recently at $80 billion while Google has a current public market value of $195 billion and Apple has a market capitalization of $350 billion. Will any of these companies still be around in forty years?
Loyal3 could help answer the question of how Facebook might both go public and retain its independence and innovativeness, without being crushed by Wall Street's shortsighted pursuit of quarterly profit.