The figures are difficult for us mere mortals to get our minds around:"Facebook, the popular social networking site, has raised $500 million from Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor in a deal that values the company at $50 billion, according to people involved in the transaction.
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It didn't strike us as too surprising that this year Facebook topped Google for most visits from U.S. Web surfers, according to the trackers at Experian Hitwise. They say it's the first year -- so far -- that Facebook's come out ahead of Google. But Facebook's certainly been on a roll.