Facebook flotation: Is it worth $100 billion?


As Facebook prepared itself for its flotation on the stock exchange, technology experts attending the Future Everything conference in Manchester gave their reaction to the company's view of its worth.

The social network said on Thursday that it valued shares at $38 (£24) each.

At this price the eight-year-old firm would be worth $104bn (£66bn).

On the eve of the historic flotation, the BBC caught up with Richard Ayers, head of Digital at Manchester City Football Club; Icelandic MP Birgitta Jonsodottir, an internet activist with the Movement Party; Blogger and internet entrepreneur Rohan Gunatillake; Rufus Pollock, Co-founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation; and Loz Kaye, leader of the Pirate Party UK.

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