MOst commenters here seem to think likewise.Its a small advantage for Google right now currently(apparently),I am not so sure.
Google has massive advantages that most people just dont seem to realise.
Facebook might have the ability to hold more personal information but as/if users get bugged by all changes/privacy invasions one should\nt be surprised to see users migrate their entire networks elsewhere.
You raise some valuable points here. I would venture that the answer is that investors expect/believe that the barriers to entry for a new company(to challenge these Two) is too High,but personally I believe otherwise,We won't know who the next big company is.
Just prepare to be blindsided by the next big start-up innovation.
@Ashish, i agree that i would prefer Google to Facebook just because Google has transformed the way we access internet today. First the revolutionary search engine and then (IMO) Andriod platform for smartphone are truely innovative and progressive ways. But in the near future, the connectivity and the consumer database or information will be very crucial from revenue point of view. And Google knows it as Google has been trying to break into Facebook's domain with little sucess. So, i guess both are biggies in their respective domain with slight advange to Google.
@Ms. Daisy, If Google represents a better value for service provided what explains the Facebook phenomenon and how long do you see this lasting? Google has clearly demonstrated it has long staying power but is Facebook in the same category? The other issue raised by investors is the possibility of a third force coming in to displace one or the two companies. Is that even feasible or have they both raised the barrier so high that it would cost too much to displace them and cost too much for advertisers to find alternative outlets?
Ashish, I agree but is Google making money off of Android or is the OS a Trojan spoiler to mess up Apple's domination of the smartphone and tablet market? Whichever one it is, Google's name is often more associated with the devices than Apple OS and if the company can only make money off of this by proxy (through Motorola Mobility, for instance) then I guess all would be well with it. Apple is clearly the loser in this OS war so far. As for Facebook, investors should hope it can make money for them now as the immediate future may hold some challenges.
Ashish, Correct. But the investors and analysts say they have market data supporting their investment decisions. A conference I attended considered data about the distribution of advertising dollar and found that more than 60 percent of this was going to a handful of companies, including Google and Facebook. Obviously, that's a major consideration for investment dollar but it doesn't fully explain overweight towards a few companies. Perhaps we are wrong and they are right ... but they've also been terribly wrong before and this time may be another one.
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