"It is the outlier," writes Fortune's Dan Primack of Facebook (FB). "The type of peerless...

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"It is the outlier," writes Fortune's Dan Primack of Facebook (FB). "The type of peerless technology company that comes along once every decade or so, with numbers that expose all the other hot young things as preening pretenders." Facebook generated more in 2011 profit than Google's revenue in the year before its IPO. It's $3.9B of cash is more than 2X the combined total of LinkedIn, Groupon, and Zynga in their S-1's.