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His gain on paper: $11.50, but that was before Etrade’s standard commission of $9.99.

Aydinoglu still called it an excellent learning opportunity.

“On top of everything, I now have the bragging rights that I participated in one of the most popular IPOs of all time.”

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AP Technology Writers Michael Liedtke in San Francisco and Peter Svensson in New York, and AP Business Writers Bernard Condon, Pallavi Gogoi and Joseph Pisani in New York contributed to this story.