Excerpts From Mark Zuckerberg’s Keynote at Mobile World Congress Barcelona

February 25, 2014 by IZE Creative

The Mobile World Congress 2014 at Barcelona sure started off on a high note. With Twitterati going haywire as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s Keynote Address approached, all eyes were on stage in anticipation. And, the Whatsapp question was inevitable it seemed.

We weren’t let down.

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Tech journalist David Kirkpatrick, who chaired the keynote with Mark, started off on a sweet and personal intro of him. Our team followed the keynote live, and came up with the following excerpted points of Mark Zuckerberg’s Keynote -

David – “So Mark, why did you actually buy Whatsapp?”

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David – “Why is Internet.org so important to you?”

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David – “What exactly is Internet.org?”

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 Excerpts From Mark Zuckerberg's Keynote at Mobile World Congress Barcelona

David – “How do operators make money out of it?”

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David – “How are you working with the carriers on this?”

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David – “Is your goal only to make money out of internet.org, because obviously, spreading internet and giving Facebook for free will increase user base for Facebook? And, why is it that only Facebook is doing this and not others?

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David – “If it works, how long before “everyone” gets the basic services?”

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David – “Is the investment with Whatsapp justifiable? Especially since its ROI is long term.”

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David – “How do you expect carriers to make maintain efficiency while giving free service w.r.t internet.org”?

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Excerpts From Mark Zuckerberg's Keynote at Mobile World Congress Barcelona

David – “What about the Ericsson App Lab in Facebook’s office?”

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David – “Are you working as a “Systems Integrator/Convenor” for the world?”

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David – “In the scenario that you’re aiming at global penetration, does the NSA policy make you angry?”

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Audience – “What is the role of NGO’s and Govt in this project on a PPP model?”

Mark - “Lots of collaboration going on and partners will definitely have a huge role too play no matter who they are. May even be on a PPP Model.”

 

Audience – “Whatsapp data isn’t used as the way Facebook uses data. Now that the acquisition has happened, any changes in that?”

Mark - “No. It was a big parameter of the deal. Whatsapp will continue to be run as it was running and be completely autonomous. Just as all messages get deleted from Whatsapp servers as soon as they are delivered, the same will continue.”

 

Audience – “What is the role of supporting literacy in internet.org?”

Mark“Since its about whole of the internet, am sure it’ll definitely help spread literacy on a whole new scale.”

 

Audience – “Any special preference to High humanity areas like India and China?”

Mark“The present model is pretty universal. Depends a lot on the carriers and our presence in that country. In that scenario, China would be a problem as we don’t have a presence there.”

 

Audience – “Will you buy Snapchat?”

Mark“Once you buy a company for $16B, you’re probably done for a while!”

 

- Vijay S Paul

 

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