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The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew Mc Collum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students; however, later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area, the Ivy League schools, and Stanford University.
They claimed that he was instead using their ideas to build a competing product.
Eduardo Saverin (business aspects), Dustin Moskovitz (programmer), Andrew Mc Collum (graphic artist), and Chris Hughes joined Zuckerberg to help promote the website.
In March 2004, Facebook expanded to the universities of Columbia, Stanford, and Yale.
In late 2007, Facebook had 100,000 business pages (pages which allowed companies to promote themselves and attract customers).
On October 24, 2007, Microsoft announced that it had purchased a 1.6% share of Facebook for 0 million, giving Facebook a total implied value of around billion.
Zuckerberg told the Crimson that "Everyone’s been talking a lot about a universal face book within Harvard.
[...] I think it’s kind of silly that it would take the University a couple of years to get around to it.
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Facebook is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California.