What are Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plans for the company over the next three, five and 10 years? He went into great detail on those plans during the social network’s third-quarter earnings call Tuesday.
The Internet.org application that debuted in Zambia in July is now available in a second nation in Africa, as Tigo and Internet.org announced the availability of the app to the telecommunications carrier’s subscribers in Tanzania.
Not only was Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg named to the board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, but he also conducted his first-ever public question-and-answer session in Mandarin at the school Wednesday.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s travels related to Internet.org brought him to Indonesia this past weekend, where he met with President-elect Joko Widodo, and where the social network hosted an Internet.org developer workshop in Jakarta with Ericsson and mobile carrier XL Axiata.
The first-ever Internet.org Summit kicked off in New Delhi, India, Thursday, and highlights included a talk by Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as well as the introduction of the Internet.org Innovation Challenge, which is aimed at recognizing efforts toward connecting people in India who currently lack Internet access.
The goal of Internet.org – the initiative launched in August 2013 by Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung — is to connect the 4.4 billion people who currently lack access to the Internet, but a mission on such a large scale is not without barriers, and a study released Wednesday by McKinsey & Co., “Offline and Falling Behind: Barriers to Internet Adoption” (embedded below), examines those barriers.
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg visited India in July, and now it’s co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s turn, as The Times of India reported that Zuckerberg will speak at the Internet.org summit in New Delhi Oct. 9 and 10.
Facebook Connectivity Lab engineering director Yael Maguire spoke about the social network’s plans to use drones to help connect developing regions to the Internet in a conversation with Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore at the 2014 Social Good Summit in New York Monday.