Facebook: the monetisation challenge

16 May 2012

Facebook will confirm its status as an internet superpower on 18 May when it goes public at a valuation now expected to be between $93-104 billion

The social network’s revenue fell quarter-on-quarter for the first time in Q1 2012, partly due to seasonal effects, amidst a broader slowdown in annual revenue growth on the shift to mobile consumption

Investor interest is being fuelled less by current performance than longer term potential for growing Facebook’s audience of 901 million and improving monetisation

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