Facebook’s IPO broadcasting live from NASDAQ

18 May 2012

Watch Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ring the bell from the company’s HQ in Menlo Park, California, to start the day’s trading on Wall Street.

Almost 2,500 viewers have already tuned in at sweet anticipation for what will undoubtedly turn out to be the world’s biggest IPO. No doubt, things will get boring quickly for non-investment types as the real business of buying and selling begins, but first, as is tradition on Wall Street, comes the bell-ringing to mark the occasion.

Unorthodox as always, Zuckerberg has decided not to ring the bell in the New York City offices, choosing instead to relay the event from Facebook HQ in California. It means an early start for the Facebookers who’ve already been up all night, but who could sleep anyway in their position?

NASDAQ Live is streaming the ceremonial bell-ringing on its Livestream channel now. Head on over now if you want to tune in for a momentous tech event!

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.