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Mark Zuckerberg knows how to create good friendships. Yes, 29 -year-old founder of Facebook really has come far in its goal. Facebook, which he founded ten years ago, no longer enjoys a hundred American students but 1.2 billion people worldwide. Still, Zuckerberg is only the beginning of his mission. Because of 7 billion people on Earth only 2.7 billion have internet access.

This is what American wants to change. Therefore, coming to Barcelona – namely in the city, which are most important managers of the mobile industry. That is – a good place to find new friends for launch in the summer project Internet.org, which is an association of several companies that are trying to make cell phones and Internet services cheaper and better – and so to provide the masses in developing countries. Zuckerberg is aware of one thing – most people who are not yet online, live in countries where people mainly go online with no computer and a telephone.

So, in blue jeans and a gray T-shirt on Monday night in Barcelona Zuckerberg describes how Facebook with Nokia provides students in Rwanda new approaches to their education. And how his company with Ericsson shows a laboratory in California to application developers how to program their services so that they work in unstable networks. “People in Silicon Valley almost do not travel and do not even know how their applications look as in Africa. And with us, they see in the lab: Oh, I think I still need to remove some data…”

But why do it? “Because I believe this is important,” he says, as if this is some sort of explanation. It can not be just about another 1 million people to become members of Facebook. “It’s one more number -up”.

But hardly the intention is so altruistic. Zuckerberg eventually and chief billion company and one of the largest shareholders. Therefore it ‘s also about business. And it will continue to happen especially in emerging markets. In the Western world almost no longer vacant spaces.

Together with his new friends from the mobile industry Zuckerberg fills a hole that can not be filled with public funds. Member groan under heavy debts, but technology groups have accumulated huge cash reserves.

And who, if not exactly Zuckerberg knows a few billion can help create new friendships. After all, he recently spent $19 billion for the messaging service WhatsApp. But is not this price too high?

Zuckerberg shakes his head. The service, like Facebook, have the tools with which to collect one billion people behind. And that for him is crucial. Even in the business Zuckerberg behaves as if he felt no doubt. “Of course I could be wrong, but I do not think I’m wrong. This is a huge business, “he said, linking her speech with rapid growth and promising subscription model. “WhatsApp is a huge gift to the vision of Facebook to connect the planet,” Zuckerberg said, answering a question on the discussion leading technology journalist David Kirkpatrick.

And if the social network has picked up in your radar next takeover target? For example, application photos Snapchat, perhaps? The answer comes quickly. And it’s pretty straightforward. “If you just spent $19 billion for a company, you’ll want to take a break from shopping for a while.”

Esther R.TECH NEWSfacebook,WhatsAppMark Zuckerberg knows how to create good friendships. Yes, 29 -year-old founder of Facebook really has come far in its goal. Facebook, which he founded ten years ago, no longer enjoys a hundred American students but 1.2 billion people worldwide. Still, Zuckerberg is only the beginning of his mission....