Facebook is painting itself as the David to Google's Goliath.
It's hard to imagine a company potentially valued at $100 billion playing the underdog role, but Facebook does just that in listing out a myriad potential risks that include a heavy dependence on social-gaming company Zynga, potential hackers, and possible shutdown by foreign countries. Now, many of these risks are boilerplate lines added for the sake of the S-1 prospectus. But they do provide hints to potential troubles down the road.
The company's biggest threat comes from Google, which has made no secret of its desire to … Read more