aleksl - 3:23 pm on Nov 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
grelmar: Microsoft isn't the competition, it's FB
tedster: It all depends on how big your definition of the game is. MS is still the competition for search, but if the game is defined as eyeballs for ad money...
Hmm, let's see there....Google's revenue on a quarter apparently of Facebook's traffic - $23.6 Billion dollars (2009). Microsoft's revenue - $14.5 Billion in quarter 1 2010 (makes it $58 Billion/year).
For both companies 35%-40% PROFIT is a normal number.
Facebook's revenue - $800 million, Facebook's profit? Drumroll........
oh, private company don't disclose exact numbers..
but according to sources - in tens of millions of dollars.
TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
We are talking about 1/1000 of Google's or MS.
I am sure Google is shaking in their boots.