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Facebook plans low-key, albeit belated, bash for 10th birthday

Published on Feb 4, 2014 11:19 AM
 

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Facebook has grown into an Internet giant over the last decade, but it is celebrating its birthday with a low-key, belated party and an eye toward the future.

While the arrival of its 10th anniversary on Tuesday has pundits analysing the social network's past and theorising about its future, the Internet juggernaut is trying to stay focused on the job at hand.

"Just as we do every year, we will have an internal party on Friday afternoon," Facebook spokesman Arielle Aryah told AFP in response to a query regarding the company's birthday celebration plans. It remained to be seen whether the Menlo Park, California-based social network, which now boasts over a billion users, had something playful planned for its actual anniversary on Tuesday.

In an earnings call last week to discuss stellar quarterly results, Facebook chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg gave a nod to the growth seen during the past decade but focused on the future.

 
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