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Anorak | If Facebook’s worth $96 billion then Apple’s worth $2.7 trillion

If Facebook’s worth $96 billion then Apple’s worth $2.7 trillion

by | 10th, May 2012

THE big thing in the tech investing markets at the moment is the long awaited Facebook IPO. This is where they actually bring the company to the public markets and let the general public try to buy a piece of it.

The valuation they’re trying to put on the whole company is $96 billion. Which is, if we’re honest about it, a pretty heady price for what is essentially a website, even if it is one with 900 million users.

What this valuation assumes is that:

1) It’s going to work out how to make really good money from advertising on the site.

2) It can grow as fast as it has done for the next 6 or 7 years.

3) That no one else at all is going to create a social network that captures some of its

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