A big hype spreads whenever a big tech company goes public with an IPO. IPO expands to "Initial Public Offering", which means the first stocks that a company is issuing.
IPOs like those of Facebook are front page news due to their enormously high offer prices and valuations. Most of these tech IPOs go way over-subscribed, meaning only a lucky lot will get them. Here's an infographic on the top 10 IPOs of Internet based companies that have come out in the last 10 years created by vincentabry.com.
Just a look at the valuation amount itself will drop your jaws to the ground -
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