Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, recently opened to send PBS journalist Charlie Rose interview with a sincere, which is set to air tonight.
It took place last Thursday at the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, the discussion covers a considerable swath of topics, including the company’s mission, competition with Google, China, the Arab spring, the objectives of an initial public offering, confidentiality discussion, lack of engineering talent in the U.S. and more.
The interview definitely shows some views about how Zuckerberg on Facebook allies, enemies and Frenemies in Silicon Valley. Asked by Rose in a “war plan” for the future of the valley between the top four companies of the moment (Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple), it is easy to see that the battle lines have been developed:
Zuckerberg: Yes and no. I mean, I think, you know, Google, I think, in some respects is more competitive and that is certainly trying to build your own small version of Facebook. But you know, when I look at Amazon and Apple, and I see that companies are well aligned with us on the right. And we have many conversations with people from both companies trying to find ways we can do more together, and there is great reception there. I mean, I can not think of an Apple product or a product to look on Amazon and it’s like, oh, it’s really -
Rosa: Yes, but. Look at it. Apple – Amazon Kindle has announced a new fire, which is -
Zuckerberg: I know, and they are compressed -
- Could compete with iPad deep.
Zuckerberg: It is cool. I mean, we do not have the tablets, however, so we could not give a damn.
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