Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 1st Interview Since IPO
by, 09-11-2012 at 10:46 PM (4353 Views)
Today Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence since the IPO happened months ago and did an interview and fireside chat at TechCrunch Disrupt in front of entrepreneurs, start up founders and the press. For a live recounting of the event, see [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/09/11/mark-zuckerberg-post-ipo-interview/"]Mashable's article[/URL]. Some of the highlights that are of importance:
[URL="http://mashable.com/2012/09/11/instagram-100-million/"]Instagram has surpassed 100 Million Users[/URL], “They’re this super-talented bunch of engineers, they just crossed 100 million users,” Zuckerberg told the audience at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco Tuesday. “They’re just killing it.”
[URL="http://mashable.com/2012/09/11/zuckerberg-facebook-games/"]235 Million people play games[/URL] on Facebook every month! "Zuckerberg made his point about gaming after talking about what things he was excited about on the Facebook platform. He mentioned that Zynga, who has been struggling lately with falling stock prices and departing executives, was losing market share on the platform, but that other game companies had risen to take its place.In particular, Zuckerberg mentioned two rising stars by name — [URL="http://www.kixeye.com/"]Kixeye[/URL] and [URL="http://king.com/"]King.com[/URL].
By comparison, Microsoft’s Xbox Live has about [URL="http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-brief/60687-xbox-live-users-topple-40-million"]40 million[/URL] monthly active users as of the beginning of this year."
[URL="http://mashable.com/2012/09/11/facebook-stock-up-zuckerberg-interview/"]Facebook’s stock was up as much as 4.6%[/URL] following [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/09/11/mark-zuckerberg-post-ipo-interview/"]Zuckerberg’s interview with TechCrunch[/URL] on Tuesday, rising above $20 a share for the first time in more than three weeks. At the time of publication, the stock had dipped back down slightly, but was still up more than 3%.