Your Afternoon Donuts – May 23, 2012

*News stories you should be seeing, but you actually have a job and can’t surf the internet all day*

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Facebook Roadshow Schedule

Zuckerberg et al started their investment roadshow this week. Telling investors mostly things they already know about the 900 million user social network. Word has it that most of the investors just wanted the free lunch.

Venture Beat posted the full schedule:

May 7, 11:45am EST: New York, Sheraton New York, 53rd & Seventh Avenue

May 8, 7:15am EST: Boston, The Four Seasons Hotel, Boylston Street

May 9: Philadelphia and Baltimore Stops. No location details revealed and Zuckerberg is not attending.

May 10: New York. Location will be privately announced to invitees.

May 11, 12pm PT: Menlo Park Lunch, Crowne Plaza, Palo Alto. Zuckerberg is expected to attend.

May 14: Chicago. Location will be privately announced to invitees on May 13.

May 15: Kansas City. Location will be privately announced to invitees on May 14.

May 15: Denver. Location will be privately announced to invitees on May 14.

May 16: Menlo Park. Location will be privately announced to invitees on May 15.

May 17: Menlo Park. Final morning of investor conference calls and meetings at the Facebook headquarters. IPO expected to price at approximately 5pm EST.

May 18: New York. NASDAQ opening bell.

(via Venture Beat)