Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg Goes on Charm Offensive for Internet.org - NYTimes.com

A case study in the diplomacy of digital disruption; also see Zuckerberg: Internet Growth Means More than Drones (MIT Technology Review)
"Industry executives say that these Internet services, which are used by billions of individuals each day, do not invest in the costly infrastructure required so that people can access applications on their smartphones. Some also say that the likes of Facebook, which now holds a strong position in Internet messaging after buying WhatsApp last year for $19 billion, do not face the same tough regulations as traditional operators.

‘‘We want a level playing field,’’ Vittorio Colao, Vodafone’s chief executive, said in Barcelona on Monday. ‘‘Facebook now has become one of the biggest Internet messaging companies in the world.’’"
Mark Zuckerberg Goes on Charm Offensive for Internet.org - NYTimes.com
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