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first_imgFollow this Live Blog on The Atlantic Wire for the latest on sales, prices, and other breaking news about the biggest initial public offering in history.SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — Facebook begins selling stock to the public today in the most talked-about market debut in years. Two Associated Press business writers are debating whether the stock is a smart buy.I doubted Mark Zuckerberg when I met him more than five years ago, shortly after he rebuffed several chances to sell Facebook for what was a fortune even then.He seemed confident to the point of being cocky about his ability to turn what started as an online hangout for college students into a digital commune for the entire world. Facebook had about 20 million users at the time.While listening to Zuckerberg pontificate on Facebook’s potential to become a more important communication channel than long-established media outlets, I wondered whether this then-22-year-old kid was deluded.last_img

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