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- 3Up 29Down 16Before it was Facebook or The Facebook, it was Facemash, where users (basically college-aged bros) could compare two faces side by side to vote on which was hotter. Needless to say, Facebook was the much more successful venture.
Facebook's IPO was one of the biggest in technology (and Internet history), with a peak imarket capitalization of over $104 billion.
- 4Up 22Down 20Months before making microblogging wildly popular, Twitter was founded as Odeo, a platform on which to post, subscribe to and listen to podcasts.
Twitter went public in 2013 and set their IPO price at $26 a share, which valued the company at $14.2 billion.
- 5Up 14Down 13Yelp founders, who previously worked for fellow pivoting company PayPal, originally created an email system that would allow people to contact others for recommendations on local businesses then made the leap to provide a one-stop shop for local business reviews.
The company's 2012 IPO valued Yelp at $900 million.
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