Facebook Stock Jumps

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 conference on September 11, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Max Morse/Getty Images)

    Max Morse

    Maybe now Mark Zuckerberg will take off his hoodie and speak in public more often? Facebook stocks jumped 6.2 percent in trading on Friday, days after the young CEO reassured investors about the company’s growth at a digital conference—his first public appearance since the company’s shaky IPO. During the conference, a confident Zuck emphasized progress in social juggernaut’s mobile platform and suggested Facebook could enter the search market—a move with huge money-making potential. The company is also rolling out a new ad service that gives marketers better ways to reach consumers on the site. Facebook’s shares are up 13 percent since Zuckerberg spoke at the conference on Tuesday and has gained $6.8 billion in additional market value.

    Read it at Reuters