Mark Zuckerberg On The Facebook IPO

Mark Zuckerberg at the eG8 Forum in Paris was asked by Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Lévy whether Facebook was going to IPO soon, and he said “not yet.” 


He also made a few other interesting points:

  • He thinks the next industry to get huge on Facebook after games is music, and after that movies.

  • Asked about Facebook’s role in the upheaval in the Middle East, he played down Facebook’s impact significantly, saying “My own opinion is that it would be incredibly arrogant for any technology company to claim any significant role in this.” It was great because it was both 1- a way to reassure Chinese leaders as Facebook tries to get a toehold there; 2- a swipe at Twitter, which likes to gloat about its alleged role in the uprisings.

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