In his first public interview since the bungled Facebook
Appearing in a T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers, Zuckerberg spent much of his interview -- streamed live via the technology blog TechCrunch -- fawning over the opportunities in mobile. When asked about the possibility of a Facebook phone, though, the 28-year-old billionaire said releasing a mobile device was “clearly the wrong strategy for us.”
Still, Zuckerberg went so far as to call Facebook a “mobile company,” saying “all the code that’s being written is for mobile,” and adding, with a hint of braggadocio, “You know the founder’s letter -- the S-1? Yeah, I wrote that on my phone.”
Asked about whether rival Google’s
All in all, Zuckerberg seemed very excited about Facebook’s ability to integrate with Apple’s
The founder’s appearance seems to have calmed investors somewhat -- the stock rose more than 3% after hours. When asked about the stock’s plunge since May, Zuckerberg even encouraged those currently with the company to “stay and double down.”
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