Facebook likes big numbers—it now has more than 500 million users, each one of whom can have as many as 5,000 friends. Yet as a privately held company, its ownership base must remain small, or it will have to disclose publicly its financial results. A surging shadow market in the privately held shares of Facebook is making such restraint difficult and could spur the company to go public—even as its executives try to tamp down speculation about an initial public offering—much as similar pressure helped push Microsoft and Google toward their own initial public offerings.
Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
On New Year’s Eve 1899, the captain of this Pacific steamliner sailed into history. Or did he?