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Facebook hires top Google executive

Original post made on Mar 4, 2008

Facebook Inc. has scored a coup by hiring a top Google executive to be its new chief operating officer, Forbes.com reported today.

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Posted by Palo Altan
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2008 at 5:09 pm

So, who says Facebook is a fad?


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Posted by typo?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2008 at 5:19 pm

"Facebook has 500 employees and $100 million in annual revenue, compared to Google's 17,000 employees and $16 million in annual revenue."

Facebook does not have more revenue than Google.




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Posted by off by 1000
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Facebook is reported to have $100 million in annual revenue by several reputable sources (search for Facebook annual revenue).

Google's 2007 annual revenue was $16.6 Billion according to their income statement posted on Yahoo Web Link. It looks like PAWeekly didn't notice that these reports are in the thousands.


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Posted by Joanna
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Mar 5, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Palo Altan,

I do. Lots of people know it is a fad. In one or two years it is going to be, "face-what??"

It is myspace and nothing more. It appeals to the demographic that will drop you like a hot potato for the next "new thing."

Smoke and mirrors. Wait for the boat to sink.