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Facebook Files For IPO, Reports It Has 845 Million Users
2012-02-02 12:42:57

After much anticipation, the world's largest social network finally filed for its initial public offering on Wednesday. The company is seeking to raise $5 billion on Wall Street, and analysts put Facebook's valuation at between $75 billion and $100 billion.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.