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Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Is Buying Oculus VR Inc. for $2 Billion


Facebook's shopping spree continued this week with the purchase of Oculus VR. But what on Earth is the world's largest social media outfit going to do with a company that makes virtual reality goggles?

You have to know that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a plan...

What's Next for Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock

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The big question looming over Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is what its next move will be.

It's going to be tough to trump the social media giant's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp on Feb. 19. [Almost as hard as it's going to be to beat the 158% price move FB stock has seen over the past year.]

While many balked at the exorbitant price paid for the five-year-old messaging app for smartphones, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees great potential in the acquisition. Referring to WhatApp's soaring growth, Zuckerberg said, "No one in the history of the world has done anything like that."

Where's it headed next? Here's a look.

Why This Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Acquisition Means Huge Profits

When Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) recently announced it was buying the messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion, it touched off an avalanche of controversy and criticism.

We saw comments from the usual market pundits and stock jockeys. But with WhatsApp - thanks to the unique name, and the immense purchase price - even the late-night comedians stepped up.

The 10 Biggest IPOs Ever to Hit the U.S. Market

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While 2014 thus far has been a banner year for the IPO market, none of this year's companies crack the list of 10 biggest IPOs ever.

According to IPO investment firm Renaissance Capital, 40 companies have been priced in the United States in 2014 and have raised a total of $7.2 billion. Eight of the 10 IPOs on this list raised at least that much in a single deal.

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Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Is Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace


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The social networking leader is slated to buy long-endurance, solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace in a $60 million deal.

What Pushed Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock to Record Highs This Week

Monday's broad-based rally sent the S&P 500 Index to an intraday record and also helped push Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock to an all-time high of $70.92.

Shares of the social networking giant climbed 3.4%, or 2.33 points, to the new high. Volume was heavy, with 76.63 million shares changing hands - compared to FB's average daily volume of 63 million shares.

Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Really Bought WhatsApp


Facebook is crazy for wanting to buy messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion - crazy like a fox. But most in the media have completely missed the key to why this deal is so smart.

This is how Facebook plans to become the king of mobile...

Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion

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For Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB)if you can't beat 'em, buy 'em...

In its biggest acquisition yet, Facebook announced late Wednesday it's buying mobile messaging company WhatsApp in a $19 billion blockbuster deal.

What's Pushing Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Higher


Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock soared 14% yesterday (Thursday) since it reported a year-over-year revenue increase of 63% in Wednesday's earnings report.

Money Morning's Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson thinks there's one key development driving FB's stock and earnings higher.

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up 9% After Hours


At first blush, Facebook's earnings look good - the social networking giant beat expectations by $.04 a share, and revenue was up 63% year over year. But there are several trends among Facebook users that are going in the wrong direction, and threaten future growth.

This is an ominous sign for shareholders...

Will Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Get Boost from New Ads?


Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock has more than doubled this year, but can it get another shot in the arm with a new ad strategy?

The company recently announced that it will begin using video ads that will automatically play on users' news feeds.

While some users may find this annoying, it could be highly profitable...

Will Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Feel "S&P Effect"?

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Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock still has a lot to prove if it wants to win over value investors, but it took a big step in that direction Wednesday with the announcement of its addition to both the S&P 500 and S&P 100 Indexes.

The social networking giant will replace Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER), a manufacturer of test computer chips, in the prestigious broad-based S&P 500, and will change places with natural gas company Williams Cos. Inc. (NYSE: WMB) in the more elite S&P 100 at the close of business on Dec. 20.

And this is a bullish sign for FB...

Facebook's "Dead Last" Chart Reveals a Troubling Fact

I've made no bones about my feelings for Facebook Inc (Nasdaq:FB)  - that it's overrated, a flash in the pan, and ultimately doomed.

Yes, the company just knocked the ball off earnings yesterday. And the stock is up 4.86% as I write this. But I really couldn't care less what happens in the short term. I still can't get behind its long-term potential.

This is where the rubber meets the proverbial road for me...

Investing in Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock After Q3 Earnings

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Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) has surged 91% this year, leaving the drama of its initial public offering (IPO) behind - but has this rise run its course?

The Q3 earnings report released yesterday (Wednesday) gives us some clues...

FB stock surged 14% in after-hours trading Wednesday, after the social media giant announced a third-quarter profit of $425 million, or $0.17 a share.

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Will Snapchat Be the Next Social Media IPO?


Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined Stuart Varney of FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Tuesday) to talk about the latest potential social media IPO on the horizon - Snapchat.

Snapchat is a social network that emphasizes privacy; compare it to Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), which touts the benefits of openness. Snapchat finds benefits in keeping conversations and pictures from spilling over to your entire list of contacts.

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