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Thursday, 25 October 2007

Microsoft beats Google to Facebook stake

Microsoft will invest $240 million in Facebook and expand its existing advertising relationship to international markets, according to the WSJ.

The $240 million is a minority stake that values Facebook at $15 billion.

Google would have been a better fit but it would have been too expensive to buy out Microsoft from the advertising arrangement so best (cheaper) to stay with who you know.

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