Facebook Stealing Silicon Valley Talent from Google, Microsoft

Not only is Facebook trying to obtain dominance in the social media arena, the social networking company is also scooping up all the talent in Silicon Valley.

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According to the blog Top Prospect, Facebook has been successfully taking employees from other companies while holding onto their own. For every 15 people who left Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) for Facebook, Google was only able to take one employee from Facebook. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) lost 30 employees to Facebook for every one it was able to bring over from the social networking company.

The most painful exodus was that felt by Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO). However, it wasn’t Facebook stealing the company’s employees, but rather LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD). Yahoo has lost 43 employees for every one to the professional network.

Internet stocks affected by Facebook’s brain drain include Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT).


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