Monday, October 29, 2007

Important figures about Facebook & Microsoft

- Facebook shows an estimated $150 million in revenue

- Facebook has recently been valued at $15 billion

- 24-year-old Mark Zuckerberg is now worth between 3 and 5 billion dollars

- Facebook has 50 million users today

- FaceBook’s revenue model today rests on banner ads and $1 virtual gifts.

- Microsoft was willing to pay $240 million for a 1.6 percent slice of Facebook

- Microsoft wanted to block Google from horning in on its advertising relationship with Facebook.

- Facebook is Microsoft’s largest advertising partner.

- Microsoft -- CEO Steve Ballmer has publicly boasted that
online advertising will be 25 percent of Microsoft's revenue within a few years -- it's currently a big disappointment, and is the only major division of Microsoft that's losing money

- Online Services Business, which encompasses online advertising, Live Search, MSN Messenger and Hotmail, among other things, showed a net loss of $262 million in the company's most recent quarter. Its revenues, $671 million, represented just 5 percent of the company's quarterly total.


All this information is available on wired

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