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LinkedIn Going Public —to Trump Facebook

Financial underwriters already selected, say sources

(Newser) - Facebook may not be going public just yet, but LinkedIn sure as heck is. The professional networking site will go public this year, multiple sources tell Reuters , although a company rep officially calls an IPO “just one of many tactics that we would consider.” Why are they doing... More »

Hefner Sparks Bidding War for Playboy

Founder wants to take media company private

(Newser) - Founder Hugh Hefner wants to take Playboy private, and he mounted a bid today that values the struggling company at $185 million, Bloomberg reports . Playboy Enterprises stock closed up almost 41% and attracted interest from another party—but who would want a conglomerate that's lost $20 million in just 2... More »

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