Company Overview

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Founded:
February 1, 2004
Founders:
Chris Hughes, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, See All (5)
Headquarters:
Menlo Park, CA
IPO:
Went Public on May 18, 2012
Stock:
NASDAQ:FB
Categories:
Social Media, Facebook Applications, All Students, See All (7)

Facebook is an online social networking service that allows users to connect with friends and family, and make new connections.

Description

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Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1.15 billion monthly active users.

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks.

The original idea for the term Facebook came from Zuckerberg’s high school (Phillips Exeter Academy). The Exeter Face Book was passed... See More

Current Team (125)

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Board Members and Advisors (7)

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Sub Organizations (1)

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Investments (3)

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Products (8)

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    Facebook Platform

    Facebook announced the deployment of the Facebook Platform during the f8 conference on May 24,..
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    Facebook News Feed

    Facebook's News Feed is a bulletin on users' home pages that automatically broadcasts..
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    Facebook Mobile

    Facebook's Mobile app allows users to check their latest photos and status updates, use..
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    Facebook Chat

    Facebook Chat is a service which allows for real-time communication with Facebook friends...
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    Facebook Connect

    Facebook Connect allow users to connect their Facebook identity, friends and, privacy to any..
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    Facebook Places

    Facebook's Places is a location function within the Facebook application on mobile phones...
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    Facebook

    Facebook Zero is a light-weight, text-only version of facebook.com that omits data intensive..
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    Facebook Lite

    Facebook Lite was a slimmed-down version of the popular social-networking site, Facebook.

Acquisitions (45)

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Funding Rounds (11) - $2.40B

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Investors (16)

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Offices/Locations (3)

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  • Europe HQ

    Dublin,

    IRL

  • Headquarters

    1601 Willow Road

    Menlo Park, CA 94025

    USA

  • New York

    340 Madison Ave

    New York, NY 10017

    USA

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Images (1)

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