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Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Internet Should Be 100x More Affordable’

100xFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg thinks that the Internet is too expensive and is proposing that it be “100x more affordable.”

The social media veteran introduced this concept in a video that he shared online Tuesday. ”The Internet is the backbone of the knowledge economy,” he said in the video. “If everyone had access to those basic tools, we’d all be able to benefit from all of the innovation and creativity and ideas that everyone had.”

His idea is to make basic Internet services affordable, “so that everyone with a phone can join the knowledge economy.” In order for this to work economically, explained Zuckerberg, the Internet needs to be 100x more affordable. Read more

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Mark Zuckerberg Says Government Should Be More Transparent About Spying

Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the U.S. government’s surveillance is hurting Internet users’ trust, at an event hosted by The Atlantic magazine in Washington on Wednesday.

“What I can tell from the data that I see at Facebook is that I think the more transparency and communication the government could do about how they’re requesting the data from us, the better everyone would feel about it,” he said at the event, according to a report in Reuters.

Zuckerberg accused the National Security Agency of making unhelpful statements and of hurting relationships with countries around the globe. “Oh, we only spy on non-Americans.’ Gee thanks,” Zuckerberg said, adding, “We’re trying to provide an international service, not get crushed in those places either.”

Amazon Introduces Kindle Singles Interview Series

Amazon has introduced “The Kindle Singles Interview,” a new series of long form interviews with iconic figures being published on the Kindle Singles platform. The idea stems from the Playboy Interview, which was born back in the sixties. David Blum, editor of Kindle Singles explained in a statement: “We hope to carry forward that tradition, and use the unlimited digital space to engage great artists and thinkers in conversation with skilled writers and interviewers.”

The debut interview is a conversation with Shimon Peres, Israel’s 89-year-old president, called, “The Optimist.” In the interview with journalist David Samuels, Peres says that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is the most important revolutionary leader in the world today. “He made a revolution with a billion people,” says Peres.  Read more

Jeff Bezos Makes MediaGuardian 100 List

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos made The Guardian’s MediaGuardian 100 list for the first time ever this year. Coming in at No. 12, the Amazon chief joins Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Larry Page and Steve Jobs, as one of the “most powerful people in television, radio, newspapers, magazines, digital media, media business, advertising, marketing and PR.”

In the past Bezos never made the list, because he was considered more of a retailer than a media mogul. The growth of the Kindle helped tipped the scales.

The Guardian explains how he made the list: “…with the success of the Kindle on both sides of the Atlantic, the purchase of LoveFilm and the launch of its cloud-based music service, Amazon is now indisputably one of the heavyweight digital content providers. ‘Amazon is the biggest media seller in the UK,’ said one of our panellists. ‘Just look at the difficulties being endured by high street retailers such as HMV and Waterstones. Amazon is going to be the last man standing.’”

Bush Compares Himself To Zuckerberg In Book Tour Interview

As part of his book tour for his new book Decision Points, yesterday former president George Bush did an interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The unusual meeting was live streamed on the social network at 2pm PT on Monday afternoon. In the interview, Bush said he was an iPad user and asked listeners to buy his book in print and electronically.

Bush also related to Zuckerberg in the interview. He compared his time in the White House with Zuckerberg’s leadership of the social networking site. The Guardian UK has more: “They both, Bush said, had had to make quick and difficult decisions based on common sense. They both shared a passion for education, which Zuckerberg has recently embraced, donating $100m to state schools in Newark, New Jersey.”

They have also both faced a lot of criticism. But despite Zuckerberg’s indiscretion when it comes to privacy and business partnerships, the former president is guilty of a lot worse, having started a questionable war and almost abandoned Katrina victims, as he admits in his book.

To see the whole video, follow this link.

Mark Zuckerberg Says The iPad Is Not Mobile

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg does not consider the iPad mobile. Steve Jobs would definitely disagree, as Apple’s tablet has been touted as the best new on-the-go entertainment device/eReader/computer since the iPhone.

Zuckerberg made the comment today at a Facebook mobile event, where Mashable Editor Ben Parr asked the social network founder when a Facebook app would be available for the iPad. This tweet explains: “@BenParr asks about iPad. Zuck: “iPad’s not mobile. Next question.” Parr: “I think Apple would disagree with you.” Zuck: “Well, sorry.”

But Facebook is probably not entirely writing off the iPad altogether. Mashable reports: “After a bit more back-and-forth between Zuckerberg and me, Tseng stepped in to explain that Facebook is still trying to figure out its approach and strategy for tablet devices. Because tablets are a new form factor, it requires a new approach. The real hint to Facebook’s iPad plans, though, is that Tseng focused on the form factor and not iOS. This could mean that Facebook’s looking to build an HTML5 version of its website optimized for tablets. At the very least, Facebook seems intent on keeping a consistent experience across all tablet devices.”

So it might be a while before you can share Amazon gift cards for eBooks on your Facebook page through an iPad app. But in the meantime, you can just use your browser.