A Facebook search engine has emerged as one of the possibilities at the January 15 event of the social networking firm. Rumours suggest that Mark Zuckerberg could be planning the launch of a search engine along the sidelines of Google. The event is scheduled to start as 5PM UK time at the firm’s headquarters.
Many speculations have been circulating based on the rumour of a Facebook search engine. Some experts predict that users’ would easily navigate through the web as the need for moving to another search engine would be eliminated. Facebook currently does not allow Google to index its pages, thus leading to its own advanced search functions.
Writing about the speculations of a Facebook search engine, New York Times quoted an analyst with IDC, Karsten Weide saying, “If Facebook would decide to become serious about search, it would be in a position to give Google a run for its money.” Nothing can be set in stone as these are mere speculations surrounding the event at Menlo Park.
The invite for the Facebook event read, ‘Come and see what we’re building’, thus starting the rumour mill about the outcome of the event. The social networking giant is known to unveil all its products at the headquarters and seems to be following the trend. Zuckerberg quashed the Facebook phone rumours stating that it would be a wrong strategy.
The January event speculations has also affected the share price of Facebook as it opened at $32 for the first time since July. With many rumours circling the event, all eyes will be set at Menlo Park. What do you expect from the social networking giant?