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Without India, world cannot be connected: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

New Delhi: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today said that the world cannot be connected without India.Interacting with students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi during a townnhall meeting here, Zuckerberg remarked, "Very important to
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India TV Business Desk October 28, 2015 20:17 IST

New Delhi: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today said that the world cannot be connected without India.

Interacting with students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi during a townnhall meeting here, Zuckerberg remarked, "Very important to connect people in India,"

"India is one of the countries where you cannot connect the world without connecting India."

He also said he was very excited to be here and, "the energy here is awesome".

Highlights of Mark Zuckerberg's townhall:

* No matter what you do, you will make tons of mistakes.You learn by trial and error: Mark Zuckerberg

* Every good company that has come up is because someone cared about something: Mark Zuckerberg on start-ups

* We are trying to do this free basic program, which developers can use for basic purpose without hurting any operator's business: Mark Zuckerberg

* Lot of stories in India that suggest, with http://internet.org  we are trying to have small set of internet services tht people can use: Mark Zuckerberg

* Net neutrality is an important principle, we do a lot to support it, in terms of regulations & build open platform for any developer: Mark Zuckerberg

* No matter what you do, you will make tons of mistakes.You learn by trial and error-Mark Zuckerberg

* Net neutrality is an important principle, we do a lot to support it, in terms of regulations & build open platform for any developer: Mark Zuckerberg

* Every good company that has come up is because someone cared about something: Mark Zuckerberg on start-ups

* Net neutrality is an important principle, we do a lot to spupport it, in terms of regulations & build open platform for any developer: Mark Zuckerberg

* Connectivity and access to internet will play a big role in building better schools for the poor: Mark Zuckerberg

* For every 10 people that get access to internet, 1 job is created & 1 person is lifted out of poverty: Zuckerberg

* In future, we are going to have the ability to put on a headset and Instantaneously go anywhere in World, that's gonna be pretty good: Zuckerberg

Q: If Mark is given Superpower,which one will he opt for

Zuckerberg: One of great things about technology is that you cn build superpowers from ppl

Q: What are future products we cn expect from Facebook?

Zuckerberg: In 5-10 years, we want to be able to build computer systems which concieve better which can recognize things around World. We can translate language better, can understand language better.

Q. Although we are 130mn users, how do you connect people who are not on Facebook or don't have internet access?

Zuckerberg: The first thing I say is that we can look at the efforts we have had with Internet.org. It is live in 24 countries in the world and growing. There are 15mn people in the world who have access to Internet because of efforts of Internet.org

Q: How do we stop receiving candy crush requests?

Zuckerberg: We are doing it, we are finding a solution.

Q: Why are you so interested in India?

Zuckerberg: Many people do not have access to internet. So great opportunity to develop economy here. It is very important to connect people in India. We have large community of people here, second biggest community we have in the world. India is one of the countries where you cannot connect the world without connecting India. We want the next billion to come online. That's why I am excited to be here. We are going to work on availability, affordability & awareness.

* Came to know about the terrible earthquake, its moment like these when it is important for people to come together: Mark Zuckerberg

* Excited to be in India, the energy here is awesome.

Last month in Palo Alto, Zuckerberg hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a Town hall Question and Answer session.

Yesterday, Zuckerberg visited the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city and said: "It is even more stunning than I expected."

 

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