Facebook to increase its mobile focus

Facebook is planning to increase its focus on mobile phones as a platform for growth, its founder said on Wednesday.In an interview with Techcrunch, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said that the social networking company would not look to manufacture its own hardware or operating system, but would work closely with a wide range of partners to embed Facebook features into mobile phones.To read this report in The Financial Times in full, see:
www.ft.com/cms/s/2/87e3ed6c-c6ec-11df-a806-00144feab49a.htmlAlso see:Zuckerberg: Facebook’s mobile strategy is breadth not depth. Got that?
Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old co-founder of Facebook who today overtook Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch on the Forbes rich list, has afforded TechCrunch a big interview to shed some light on the rumoured “Facebook phone”.The internet was abuzz this weekend when speculation began growing about a Facebook-branded mobile phone; a chain-reaction of modestly-informed conjecture began with a TechCrunch article on Sunday. Now Zuck has sought to clear the air – with TechCrunch in particular – saying such misinformation makes partners (Apple and Google, among others) “think that we’re trying to compete with them, that makes them not want to work with us”. And: “If I knew who leaked it to you, I would’ve fired them already”.

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