From Facebook to Star Wars: Techies ring the NASDAQ opening bell

Ding! ding! Must be another tech company IPO
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Next to throwing out the first pitch at a major league baseball game, ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ or New York Stock Exchange has got to be one of the most thrilling opening ceremonies to take part in in the United States. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, surrounded by colleagues, did the honors remotely from the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters at 6:30 a.m. on May 18, 2012 to celebrate the social network site’s roughly $16 billion IPO. Check out this collection of others in the technology industry who have preceded him.

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