Internet.org — the global partnership formed by Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung, with the goal of connecting the two-thirds of the world’s population currently without Internet access — released a white paper Monday on the important role efficiency must play in achieving that goal.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg participated in a lengthy question-and-answer session with Steven Levy of Wired about Internet.org, the initiative aimed at “connecting the next 5 billion people” who are currently without Internet access.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at last year’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, where he discussed topics including the social network’s focus on mobile, brain drain at the company, its initial public offering, search, and his vision for the future. What will he do for an encore?
Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, Samsung Form Internet.org, Aim To Connect The Two-Thirds Of The World’s Population Without Web Access
“To make the world more open and connected” has been the mission statement of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg from day one, but how can the social network and other companies and organizations be “open and connected” with the nearly two-thirds of the world’s population that still doesn’t have access to the Internet? Global partnership Internet.org — formed by Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung — aims to answer that question.
Facebook will release an update to its Android application Thursday that will allow users to set popular Home feature Cover Feed as their default lock screens. The Cover Feed option is only available for users with Home-supported devices, but that list now includes the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S IV, and Nexus 4.
Asiana Airlines Flight 214: Close Call For Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Who Was Originally Booked On Flight
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s return trip from South Korea was nearly an unforgettable one for all of the wrong reasons, as she was originally booked on Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed on a runway in San Francisco Saturday, killing two passengers and injuring several more.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is in South Korea to promote her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, but sources told The Korea Herald she also did some leaning in on Samsung Vice President Shim Soo-ok, with the two companies discussing a potential mobile partnership.