Zynga, Pandora, Groupon and others face a triple whammy of Zuck's IPO, broad uncertainty and individual struggles.
A few less-well-known names could join the big techs at the trough.
The numbers that really matter will be those that trickle in over the next 3 to 6 months.
After opening at $42.05, the stock sees a volatile day of trading and closes just above the $38 IPO price. Shares of Zynga drop so sharply that trading is halted.
Investors buying Facebook shares are betting that the company will find a way to monetize its 900 million users effectively.
From China to local to search, there are plenty of opportunities -- and challenges.
Is the company really worth $100 billion or more? Valuing the IPO is tough amid frenzy.
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