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Facebook flotation: How the others fared

Facebook floated on the US stock exchange on Friday to much fanfare. By the end of its first day of trading the company was valued at about $105bn.

Other major internet companies have travelled the same route before but their fortunes have varied. Find out what would have happened had you invested a $100 in Amazon, Baidu, eBay, Google, LinkedIn, or Yahoo.

Click reset on the final slide to begin again and get more detail by clicking on the names on the right hand side.

* this is the price at flotation once subsequent stock splits are taken into account. A stock split occurs where additional shares are issued following the initial public share offering.

** this is the share price at approx. 1000GMT on Friday 18 May 2012