Facebook (FB) only spent 10% of its 2011 revenue on R&D, a figure well below that of many...

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Facebook (FB) only spent 10% of its 2011 revenue on R&D, a figure well below that of many Internet companies (Google, for example, spent 14%). Helping Facebook keep R&D spending low is its reliance on thousands of developers - everyone from Zynga to Spotify to the Washington Post - to provide it with content. Nonetheless, compared with many peers, Facebook has been aggressive in rolling out new features and services (I, II, III).