What's Next for Facebook: The New Venture It's Been Searching For

 

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB  ) has its next big venture planned and, this time, it's moving into the search engine business. At a tech conference a few weeks back, Mark Zuckerberg addressed the rumors, stating that Facebook has the potential to perform searches that couldn't be done anywhere else -- not even through Google (Nasdaq: GOOG  ) search -- and "you'd better believe we're going to build out that platform." In this video, Fool.com analyst Lyons George provides details and addresses naysayers' concerns about the future of "Facebook Search."

 

After the world's most hyped IPO turned out to be a dunce, most investors didn't even want to think about buying Facebook shares. But six months later, the company is still standing strong, and it turns out that there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. Going forward, there are things that every investor needs to know about Facebook, and you can find them outlined in our premium research report on the company. As it turns out, there may be a lot more to "like" about Facebook than anyone expected, and we'll tell you whether -- and when -- we think it deserves a place in your portfolio. Click here now to access the report today.

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  • Report this Comment On October 04, 2012, at 5:44 PM, Grunchy wrote:

    The very best home page that ever existed was @Home (in my opinion). Their business plan was based on partnerships with ISPs rather than being a pure web play, like Facebook. I remember their service being unparalleled, but it was a special extra service through my ISP that not many people knew about, and my ISP just stopped offering it - it was too hard for people to implement, probably too costly, and people were not buying internet connectivity from the ISP because of it. I remember I had to have the @Home version of Internet Explorer, for instance. Then one day Excite took it over and it seems to have fizzled out in bankruptcy. Anybody else remember how exciting a service Webshots was? That was another property of @Home.

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