Facebook Search to Launch in 2013


Facebook headquarters, California

by Mike Malley

Facebook are due to launch their own search engine in early 2013, according to a source at the Californian company. An official announcement is likely in the next 24 hours as Mark Zuckerberg seeks to ramp up the hype for their IPO on Friday.

‘Facebook Search’ will be billed as a social search engine, with results based on a user’s data and that of their friends. Zuckerberg is said to be determined for Facebook to leapfrog Google as the most popular site on the internet. Having a search engine accessed within the social network is seen as integral to this ambition.