Facebook (FB +4.9%) shoots higher in response to Mark Zuckerberg's remarks, which included...

|By:, SA News Editor

Facebook (FB +4.9%) shoots higher in response to Mark Zuckerberg's remarks, which included strong hints Facebook will build a search engine. Google (GOOG -0.7%) is slipping even though tech is up. Should Facebook get involved in search, Google would still have a giant user base, billions in invested R&D, and mountains of query data on its side. But Facebook's own user data and huge share of Web usage could nonetheless make it a legit competitor. And even moderate share gains from Facebook could dent Google's search ad pricing. (more)