|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Industry:||Internet Content & Information|
|Facebook Inc., a Delaware corporation was incorporated in Delaware in July 2004. The Company is a social networking website which builds products that creates utility for users, developers, and advertisers. The Company enables people who use Facebook to stay connected with their friends and family, to discover what is going on in the world around them, and to share and express what matters to them to the people they care about. It enables developers to use the Facebook Platform to build applications and websites that integrate with Facebook to reach its global network of users and to build products that are more personalized and social. It enables marketers to engage with more than one billion monthly active users (MAUs) on Facebook or subsets of its users based on information they have chosen to share with it such as their age, location, gender, or interests. It offers marketers a unique combination of reach, relevance, social context, and engagement to enhance the value of their ads. The Company makes investments in product and feature development, data management and personalization technologies, large-scale systems and scalable infrastructure, mobile technologies, and advertising technologies. The Company works directly with advertisers, through traditional advertising agencies and with an ecosystem of agencies that have a specialized focus on Facebook advertising. It has a global sales force that attracts and retains marketers and provides support to them throughout the stages of the advertising campaign cycle from pre-purchase decision making to real-time optimizations to post-campaign analytics. It currently operates more than 30 sales offices around the globe. The Company faces competition from several companies which include Google, Microsoft, and Twitter, which offer a variety of Internet products, services, content, and online advertising offerings, as well as from mobile companies and smaller Internet companies that offer products and services that may compete with specific Facebook features. The Company is subject to a variety of laws and regulations in the United States and abroad that involve matters central to its business, including user privacy, rights of publicity, data protection, content, intellectual property, distribution, electronic contracts and other communications, competition, protection of minors, consumer protection, taxation, and online payment services.|
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