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** Facebook **

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Facebook, Inc.
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Screenshot of Facebook's home page.
Type Public
Traded as NASDAQ: FB
Foundation date Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. (February 4, 2004 (February
4, 2004))
Headquarters Menlo Park, California, U.S.
Area served United States (2004–05)
Worldwide (2005–present)
Founder(s) · Mark Zuckerberg
· Eduardo Saverin
· Andrew McCollum
· Dustin Moskovitz
· Chris Hughes

Key people Mark Zuckerberg
(Chairman and CEO)
Sheryl Sandberg
(COO)
Industry Internet
Revenue Increase $5.1 billion (2012)^[1]
Operating income Decrease US$ 538 million (2012)^[2]
Net income Increase US$ 53 million (2012)^[2]
Total assets Increase US$ 15.10 billion (2012)^[2]
Total equity Increase US$ 11.75 billion (2012)^[2]
Employees 4,900 (March,2013)^[3]
Subsidiaries Instagram
Website facebook.com
Written in C++ and PHP^[4]
Alexa rank Increase 1 (June 2013^[update])^[5]
Type of site Social networking service
Registration Required
Users 1.11 billion (active March 2013)^[6]
Available in Multilingual (70)
Launched February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04)
Current status Active

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Facebook on the Ad-tech 2010

*Facebook* is an online social networking service, whose name stems from
the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the
academic year by some university administrations in the United States to
help students get to know each other.^[7] It was founded in February 2004
by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University
students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris
Hughes.^[8] The website's membership was initially limited by the founders
to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area,
the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It


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