May 18, 2012: Facebook Goes Public – 2001: Shrek is Released
2012 – After much speculation, Facebook shares go public under “FB”. The stock started at $38 a share but instantly dropped. Stock dropped to $26 / share by years end. It currently hovers around that price.
2001 – The computer animated movie “Shrek” hits theaters. The 90 minute movie was produced on a $60 million budget and although it’s first weekend only saw $42 million , the overall theatrical run brought in $487 million. Shrek was the first computer animated film to win an Academy Award (Best Animated Feature).
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for May 18
- Sony establishes: Sony Computer Entertainment of America
- Dell add AMD processors
- Facebook adds OpenID