Facebook hits 1 billion users: Zuckerberg attributes Steve Jobs

Macworld Australia Staff
5 October, 2012
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Facebook reached a milestone last night, as the social network hit one billion users. Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at length with the media to discuss the news, and it was during one interview, he revealed the impact Steve Jobs and Apple had on his company over the years.

Talking to NBC’s Matt Lauer, Zuckerberg spoke about Jobs’ leadership style, an approach he says influenced him in his own career:

“He [Jobs] was just so focused,” Zuckerberg told Lauer. “For him, the user experience was the only thing that mattered.”

The Facebook CEO also revealed that Tim Cook had sent him a free iPhone 5, a gesture typically reserved for influential figures, including US President Barack Obama who previously received an iPad from Steve Jobs.

But, as noted by Cult of Mac, Zuckerberg avoided further discussion of the iPhone 5, and which brand and model of phone he personally used simply stating “iPhone is a great platform.” He did, however, credit Android as a significant player in the Facebook community, saying “there are more people who use Facebook on Android.”

You can see Zuckerberg’s full interview with Matt Lauer [via NBC] below:

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