p2pnet view P2P | Advertising:- Goldman Sucks — sorry, Sachs — “caused a frenzy among its clients” when it “made some Facebook shares available” to a small group of customers, and “such has been the clamour that on Monday it reportedly decided to prohibit sales to U.S. customers”, says the Globe and Mail, going on:
“It’s little wonder clients want to buy: The value of the social networking pioneer has been soaring, by some estimates up more than four fold in the past year to $50-billion (U.S.).”
But No! They’re serious!
It is, however, “possible to sidestep Goldman and get in on the action on Facebook, and other well-known private glamour names such as Twitter and Craigslist, without being on Goldman’s list of preferred offshore clients”, says the story.
BUT – not if you’re one of the people whose data has made the sites so very, very valuable.
You’re out in the cold.
“Purchasing the stock isn’t easy, and unfortunately for ordinary investors”, says the story, it’s “available only to millionaires and institutional investors”, such as the gentleman on the right, Alisher Usmanov, pictured following discussions on his possible financial involvement with famed British football team Arsenal.
He reportedly “comes with the sort of unsavory press clippings worthy of a long-surviving oligarch in anarchic, organized-crime-ridden Russia”, said p2pnet recently, quoting Gawker.
“He’s been accused by a former British ambassador of being a ‘gangster and racketeer’ and of close ties to mafia drug trafficking and, as we’ve reported previously, controversially tried to censor bloggers who linked to news of the accusations”, it said.
All that glitters is not Goldman Sucks.
Facebook is like Herpes – Facebook is like Herpes: it never goes away, January 15, 2011
Globe and Mail – Facebook shares trading on little-known websites, January 17, 2011
p2pnet – Facebook not closing down after all, January 10, 2011
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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