To celebrate Mark Zuckerberg maybe possibly loosening his death grip on Facebook, Karyne and I give you a little Econ 101 lesson.
Kidding! No we don't. All I learned in Econ 101 was that there is apparently no such thing as a free lunch (then what was that pizza I just found abandoned in the kitchen and ate, hmm?) and that the more scarce a thing is, the more money it will cost.
But scarcity might explain why unvested stocks of Facebook have been some of the highest valued and most traded on SecondMarket--a market to trade stocks in private companies--until Zuck stopped letting Facebook be traded there this week, ostensibly because a proper IPO is about to be filed.
Yadda, yadda, math, money, numbers! All I want to know about Facebook going public is this: if suddenly I can own a bit of the company, can I have a say in rolling back the wretched Timeline? Ugh! Let's all buy stock and then rise up and demand the old interface back!
Other stuff we bet on this week: whether the new Xbox will drop in October of 2013; Samsung will bore us with an unnecessarily enormous new tablet at Mobile World Congress; and Nintendo will embarrass itself by changing the name of the Wii U to something much, much worse.
Oh, also--almost forgot--the iPhone 5 could be coming this summer, and it may be waterproof. No biggie.
Ep. 18: Samsung, we don't need no stinkin' 11.6-inch Galaxy Tab tablet
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