Facebook, which is rumored to be generating about $1m per week in revenue, is now allowing new users from corporate networks to join their social network (based on email address) in addition to high school and college students. Niall Kennedy was able to register using a microsoft employee email address. I was not able to register using my TechCrunch email – only certain companies are currently supported.
It makes sense for Facebook to continue to look for new markets (this was predicted previously). 85% of college students already use it – growth must come from a different group of users if they are going to be able to attract the $2 billion price tag they’ve been asking for.
Update: Inside Facebook lists the ten companies that are Facebook-enabled: Accenture, Amazon, Apple, EA, Gap, Intel, Intuit, Microsoft, Pepsi, PWC and Teach for America.