Google and Facebook by the Numbers

06 Jun 2011 by

I found an interesting article on the IEEE Spectrum magazine dated this June 2011. It is hard to make a comparison between Facebook and Google.

Description Google Facebook
Establishment 1998 2004
Usage 1 billion search requests each day 600 million active users (25 minutes)
Localization 40 languages 76 languages
Average Employee Age 30 31
Number of employee 30 000 employees 2 000 employees
Number of patents 620 U.S. patents 8 U.S. patents
Market Valuations (Q1 2011) US$ $175 billion $65 billion


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