At Tier 1 Investments, I seek out and invest in elite businesses. These include companies with the most valuable brands, best management, superior products and services, and strongest competitive advantages.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has been a stalwart at Tier 1, but Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) does pose a threat. Enough to knock it off its perch? Doubtful. But perhaps enough to bring Facebook up to Tier 1 status if it can reach a few more milestones.

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