Facebook Platform: The Road to IPO?
This week the Wall Street journal published an excellent piece on the upcoming Facebook Platform, which Josh also covered for Read/WriteWeb. The WSJ article outlined a Facebook platform that will allow companies to offer their products and services to Facebook users, enabling them to tap into Facebook's large network. With widgets (which can plug into networks like Facebook) getting more popular, this is welcome news to many startups - and probably e-commerce giants too.
If the rumors are true, this hot startup has decided to fight off the billion dollar acquisition offers and make a run for the holy grail of the (still recovering) tech world - the IPO.