Since Facebook went public earlier this year, it’s been a rough time for Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s bank account. As his net worth has declined, Zuckerberg has fallen from 14th to 36th on Forbes‘ list of the wealthiest Americans. But don’t shed too many tears: He’s still worth $9.4 billion.
Facebook touted the success of the Aug. 23 release of Facebook 5.0 for iOS, saying that one-half of its users on that platform updated their applications within four days, and adding that the app’s average rating in the iTunes App Store rose from 1.5 stars prior to the launch of the new version to four stars currently.
So you’re looking for a trustworthy mechanic, a fun place to watch the game, or just want to get advice from friends? Refer.me, built on the Facebook platform, hopes to solve those problems. The application, launched at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF conference, connects Facebook users with referrals from their friends in a visually striking yet informative way.
Facebook is the world’s most social platform, but the man who started it all hasn’t spoken much recently. At TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event in San Francisco Tuesday, Facebook CEO and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg — dressed in a grey shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes — kept a happy tone as he discussed his company’s focus on mobile, the brain drain, its initial public offering, search, and his vision for the future. This was Zuckerberg’s first public address since Facebook’s IPO in May.
Ever since Facebook gave its second-quarter update, Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t really said much publicly. That will change Tuesday afternoon, when he speaks at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event in San Francisco. Follow us on Twitter (@JLaffertyAF) for live updates and check AllFacebook after Zuckerberg’s talk for coverage.