Gina Smith | Adviser, Co-Host; A New Domain

Technology journalist, author of New York Times bestseller iWoz, and co-founder of A New Domain.

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It’s been a busy week in tech and geek culture!

And: Congratulations to Gina and and KoPoint’s Doc Stodden. Both defend their respective PhD dissertations this week. We couldn’t be more proud!

As always, this episode was recorded live-to-tape.

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The Report friends Facebook. Gina Smith of A New Domain and Dan Patterson of KoPoint examine the shockwaves emitted by the recent Facebook IPO.

From Gina’s reporting on  A New Domain:

Not everyone blames Facebook, though. Should investors do better homework? “When I was researching a story I found that (Facebook) modified its filing to better reflect its weak position on mobile. As an investor, either you listen or you don’t,” commented my colleague, columnist and IT pro Dino Londis.

I did a story on this at CNET’s Techrepublic. Read the full complaints below.

Episode Note: This was the first KoPoint episode recorded using our new live audio soundboard. This means that the production elements heard during the show were fired live and not added during post-production.

Download Audio: The Report: Tech News and Geek Culture, EP 007 – Facebook

The Report: Tech News and Geek Culture, EP 007 – Facebook


The Report friends Facebook. Gina Smith of A New Domain and Dan Patterson of KoPoint examine the shockwaves emitted by the recent Facebook IPO.

On today’s episode of The Report the topic is Facebook (Nasdaq: FB). It’s all anyone can talk about in Silicon Valley and Wall Street: how Nasdaq botched the initial hours of trading, how Facebook’s opening IPO share price of $38 was ridiculously high at 40X revenue and, now, about the lawsuits besieging it.

State and federal filed lawsuits allege Facebook, its board and its lead underwriters misled investors on Facebook’s May 18 IPO. More specifically, they allege Facebook violated securities laws when it told some institutional investors during its mid-May roadshow that revenues wouldn’t be as high as previously stated in its S2 and other documents. Facebook says the lawsuits are without merit.

What does it all mean? At the close of trading today, Facebook was up a book at $33 — still $5 below opening price. Don’t hum taps yet.

From  A New Domain:

Not everyone blames Facebook, though. Should investors do better homework? “When I was researching a story I found that (Facebook) modified its filing to better reflect its weak position on mobile. As an investor, either you listen or you don’t,” commented my colleague, columnist and IT pro Dino Londis.

I did a story on this at CNET’s Techrepublic. Read the full complaints below.

Episode Note: This was the first KoPoint episode recorded using our new live audio soundboard. This means that the production elements heard during the show were fired live and not added during post-production.

Download Audio: The Report: Tech News and Geek Culture, EP 007 – Facebook