Microsoft Takes Stake in Facebook, Besting Google

Shields, Mike
October 2007
MediaWeek;10/29/2007, Vol. 17 Issue 39, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that software company Microsoft has taken a $240 million equity stake in the online social network Facebook. Plans for Microsoft to be more involved in Facebook's advertising operations, and to have increased access to information about the website's users, are noted. The author suggests that the strengthening of Microsoft's relationship with Facebook represents a victory over their competitor Google Inc.


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