Rumor Mill - FaceBook Partners With ESPN. Yahoo, Google Should Take Note.posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 10/24/2006 07:27:00 PM
How much is the deal worth? Considering the reach of FaceBook at 30 billion page views, I would put my finger that the deal is worth $10 million in annual revenue. It is not too much in terms of moving the revenue needle for FaceBook but it does show that the cool Internet companies are no longer simply the gang of four which was formerly known as MAGY (MSN, AOL, Yahoo, Google). The center of power of the Internet is shifting and skewing younger and younger. That is the power of mass adoption. That is why FaceBook is doing a deal with ESPN.
Potentially, this deal could extend much further. Considering that Disney does not have a strong portal, could Disney become a potential acquirer of Facebook? With cartoon, animations, movies and theme parks geared towards kids and teens, that certainly makes it an interesting piece of food for thought! I wonder what they think at Disney and at FaceBook.