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The 29-year-old CEO of Facebook Inc. discussed long-term plans for a world in which everyone is able to get online during an on-stage interview at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Monday.
It was Zuckerberg’s most high-profile appearance yet at the world’s largest mobile trade show, signaling Facebook’s growing influence in mobile communications. The company’s mobile footprint has only expanded with its decision to buy WhatsApp, the wildly popular smartphone messaging service, in a surprise deal announced last Wednesday.
While Zuckerberg spent most of his time discussing Internet.org, the ambitious project that aims to get the world online, he couldn’t skirt questions about Facebook’s decision to pay a staggering $19 billion for WhatsApp.