Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg dined with about 20 executives from wireless carriers Monday night in Barcelona, Spain, site of the 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress, Bloomberg reported, and the conversation at the private dinner may have been guarded, given the wireless industry’s concerns over the threat that the social network’s most recent acquisition, cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp, presents to their text-messaging services.
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The sentiment on Wall Street following Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday was more negative than positive, with many analysts pointing to the social network’s staggering spending forecast for 2013 in lowering their ratings.