I have NO interest in transferring to a timeline, and I don’t want to use FB if they force a switch… No wonder FB stock has tanked!A Timeline does not encapsulate “my story,” and the fact that they think that a spammy data feed (would somehow be synonymous w/ my online identity and) is the future of social networking, reveals how desperate for ad revenue and ideas FB really is… and how much the company deserves to fail.Seriously, screw you Facebook…
NEW YORK, NY, Jul 31, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — It was recently revealed that Trulia — an online real estate site — has filed for a confidential IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Taking advantage of the new provisions listed in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, Trulia was granted permission to submit their IPO privately, and given similar permission to withdraw it without revealing private information.
Trulia intended on keeping their IPO private, but Reuters reported information regarding the IPO on July 26th. It turns out that Trulia is being advised by none other than JP Morgan Chase & Deutsche Bank. Representatives from Trulia did not confirm nor deny the report.
Because Trulia currently earns less than one billion dollars in revenue, they were able to bypass regulations and file their IPO privately. This would not have been possible if not for the recently instituted JOBS Act. Approximately, 30 other emerging companies have taken advantage of this stipulation. Trulia’s decision to go public exhibits the reassurance of the technology sector, precipitated by Facebook’s lackluster IPO last May.
For instance, Profile Defenders — a well-renowned online reputation management firm based in NYC, Washington D.C. and Fort Lauderdale — is being hailed as the next big IPO within the tech field. Representing the rapidly growing Online Reputation Management sector, Profile Defenders was the first company to provide services designed to repair or establish the reputation of an individual, fortune 500 company or small business owner. The professionals at Profile Defenders are technological geniuses that have somehow managed to figure out Google’s ranking algorithms. Thus, its filing for an IPO will undoubtedly renew the confidence of other companies considering going public.
Trulia.com was founded in 2006 by Pete Flint and Sami Inkinen. They are currently based out of San Francisco.
Profile Defenders is a top ranked Online Reputation Management Company with offices located in New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Washington D.C. Their website is located at http://profiledefenders.com/ .Jonathon Roth Email Contact
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Fred Glick quite poignantly takes on ARG’s Listing Syndication boycott with an excellent defense of sites like Trulia, Zillow and Realtor.com. He exposes ARG’s refusal to list homes on these sites not as “protecting intellectual property,” but as downright fear of transparency, and ridicules Jim Abbot, who suggests that listing your home through syndication leads to rape and murder, because a property was posted to Craigslist. (scams notwithstanding, “lol”)
Instead, Glick points out that these three sites are probably the three largest national real estate listing websites, and owners and agents would be foolish to opt out of ever-increasing online visibility. In fact, the sites do endanger some of the easy jobs typically provided by real estate agents, by being a “3rd party” and “brokering” deals. But, the web is all about disintermediation and disruption, any enterprise that trys the same old information-hoarding, collusive practices is going to be left in the dust like travel agents.