Feb 5, 2011

Facebook to unveil new office in Menlo Park next week

facebookFacebook, which turned seven on Friday, already needs new offices.

The world's largest social network invited reporters to an event on Tuesday to showcase a new campus in Menlo Park, adjacent to its current headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

"We're holding a press event on Tuesday, February 8, at Menlo Park City Hall regarding a campus that will fit our long-term business needs," a Facebook spokesperson said. "We look forward to sharing more at that time."

Facebook, founded in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, secured $1.5 billion in its latest round of financing, led by Goldman Sachs.

The social networking site, which has more than 2,000 employees, displaced Google Inc to become the most visited website in the US in 2010 according to Experian Hitwise.

Facebook has grown rapidly and has more than half a billion global users compared with about 100 million in August 2008.


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