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New Facebook Investment Implies a $50 Billion Valuation

Will Goldman Sachs be the one to take Facebook public in 2012?

The New York Times is reporting that Goldman Sachs has invested $450 million in Facebook, with the Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies, which has already invested $500 million in Facebook, investing $50 million more. The new half-billion round of investment, says the Times, values the company at $50 billion.



The news comes just days after Facebook overtook Google as the most visited Web site in 2010, according to the Internet tracking firm Experian Hitwise.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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