It's time for a reality check in advance of the Chinese e-commerce giant's much anticipated initial public offering.
Video camera maker GoPro is the latest company to open up the IPO process -- long the domain of insiders and institutional investors -- to customers before going public.
If Thursday's successful US market debut for JD.com was the undercard, it bodes well for the main event, as the emperor of Chinese commerce prepares to go public.
Game developer King Digital is seeking a steep valuation in its upcoming IPO. It's aggressive for a company with just one hit product, but still a discount to some peers.
Unlike most digital startups, flash-sale site Zulily ignores top brands and fickle teens in favor of boutique products and reliable moms who increasingly shop online for fun.
The app, which allows users to send self-destructing videos and picture messages, has reportedly drawn big offers from the tech giants, who covet its youthful user base.
It's an innovative company, but perhaps a shaky investment.
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