Facebook’s red-hot status update

An $11 billion warchest and zero long-term debt put Facebook’s development and innovation on the front foot against its peers – and there are significant avenues for growth it has yet to explore.

So much for the reports that users are deserting Facebook in droves – the company’s fourth-quarter results suggest anything but. For the three months ending December 31 average daily users sat at a staggering 757 million, up from 618 million year-on-year, driven by growth in all key regions: Asia Pacific, the United States, Canada and Europe. On mobile, Facebook for the quarter saw average daily users of 556 million, an increase of over 50 per cent on the prior year.

Forgive the hyperbole, but the growth demonstrated by Facebook – now 10 years old – is worthy of praise.



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