Facebook Needs to Take a Page Out of Google's Playbook

In order for Facebook to grow its business and live up to the high expectations many investors have for the company, it needs to expand its product offerings. We saw this in the past with Google , a company which started with and is still mainly known for its search platform. While most users would say Google search is good and they would still use it today, the world of search was highly competitive and fragmented when the company first hit the scene. It developed products like Gmail to expand its user base. The same can be said for Facebook: Unless the company finds a way to integrate other products and services into its users' lives, it may not last the test of time. In the video below, Fool contributor Matt Thalman breaks it down for investors.

After the world's most hyped IPO turned out to be a dud, many investors don't even want to think about shares of Facebook. But there are things every investor needs to know about this revolutionary company. The Motley Fool's newest premium research report shows that there's a lot more to Facebook than meets the eye. Read up on whether there is anything to "like" about it today to determine if Facebook deserves a place in your portfolio. Access your report by clicking here.

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