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Technology - Why $50bn may not be much between friends Even by the standards of the dotcom bubble, when billionaire twenty-somethings seemed to be minted daily, the news that 26-year-old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is worth $12bn – at least on paper – has turned heads. If a new bubble is inflating in Silicon Valley, Facebook looks like proof. The social networking site was, until recently, seen as little more than a time-sink for teenagers. But the $50bn price tag slapped on by Goldman Sachs – the closest thing Wall Street has to an official stamp of approval – has seen investment euphoria over hot Californian start-ups reach levels not seen since the heady early 2000s. Mr Zuckerberg is best known as the preternaturally smart (but socially awkward) Harvard dropout from the film The Social Network, a strong contender for this year’s best picture Oscar. Yet his company is now judged to be worth twice what Google was valued at when it went public. This has set up a fascinating tussle over the future of the web.

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