300m - 8:12 pm on Jan 4, 2011 (gmt 0)
Facebook has potential to be the next financial Juggernaut, but not as a search engine. They are sitting on a wealth of data. They can profile all of their accounts, sell names, email addresses, phone numbers, etc...the possibilities are endless.
If they play their cards right they can sell that data in a way that wont make their core base angry. Even if they used an opt out deal, they would still be sitting on millions of records freely available for them to sell.
Facebook= godlike data acquisition