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Facebook Search Is Growing -- But Not Like the Rest of Facebook

Google has many reasons to fear Facebook. Don’t count robbing its search business among them, yet. During Facebook’s second-quarter earnings call Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network hosts more than 1.5 billion searches a day. Many searches! But in September of 2012, Zuckerberg said Facebook was then seeing around one billion queries a day, without effort. That year, Facebook introduced Graph Search, bringing it to mobile devices last December. Zuckerberg has pledged to build out a business around search, but one has yet to emerge. In the fourth quarter of 2014, he cited the daily search number as over one billion.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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