US startups are shunning IPOs. That’s bad news for Americans

When industry powered US growth, companies grew by spending on capital investments like factories and machinery. Back in 1975, firms once spent six times more on capital investments than they did on research and development. But as the US shifted toward a services and knowledge-based economy, intangible investments became increasingly important. In 2002, R&D expenditures for the average firm surpassed capital expenditures for the first time. It’s stayed that way since; nowadays, average R&D spending is roughly twice that of capital expenditures.

Source: US startups are shunning IPOs. That’s bad news for Americans — Quartz

Ruckus Wireless Goes for an IPO

Ruckus sells its Wi-Fi access points, controllers and gateways to service providers as well as enterprise customers. The company says it has 45 carrier customers, among which are Bright House Networks , The Cloud , KDDI Corp. , Tikona Digital Networks Pvt. Ltd. , Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) and Towerstream Corp. (Nasdaq: TWER). (See Ruckus Makes Over KDDI With Wi-Fi Offload.)

via Light Reading Mobile – Broadband – Ruckus Wireless Goes for an IPO – Telecom News Analysis.

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Ruckus had 559 employees at the end of June 2012 and offices in China, India, Japan, Taiwan and the U.K.

Huawei Mulls IPO

It’s now as big as Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) in the telecom equipment market and is pushing hard to increase its market share in the enterprise and mobile device markets. Its annual revenues are still increasing each year but its profitability has taken a knock in recent times.

via Light Reading Asia – IP & Convergence – Huawei Mulls IPO – Telecom News Analysis.

Zynga’s weak pivot to mobile, loss of casual gamers turns serious

Wall Street’s excitement over a game publisher once counted among the stars of the new social Internet has cooled since its December initial public offering. On Friday, analysts slashed their price targets on a stock that dived as much as 22 percent, to $2.21 – more than three-quarters off its $10 debut.

via Zynga’s weak pivot to mobile, loss of casual gamers turns serious – chicagotribune.com.

Facebook IPO Post Mortem

4. Mobile is going to crush Facebook. The logic for Facebook’s price decline is that they have a problem in mobile. They can’t offer all the games they can in a browser. They can’t offer the same ads or branding opportunities. All true.

via Facebook IPO Post Mortem – Killer – but not for the reasons you think ! « blog maverick.

5. And in the interest of disclosure I bought 150k shares of FB. 50k shares at 33, 50k shares at 31.97 and 50k shares around 32.50. Its a trade, not an investment. Kind of like buying a Mickey Mantle, a Hank Aaron and a Barry Bonds Rookie Card knowing there is a card show in town next week

In-Flight Wi-Fi Company Gogo Files For $100 Million IPO

Since Gogo launched in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity in 2008, the company has provided more than 15 million wi-fi sessions to more than 4.4 million registered unique users. Currently, Gogo has contracts to add wi-fi to another 525 planes. Gogo-equipped planes represent approximately 42% of the company’s revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. The company’s earliest contract, which last for ten years, expires in 2018.

via In-Flight Wi-Fi Company Gogo Files For $100 Million IPO | TechCrunch.