Facebook’s Zuckerberg says Apple’s Jobs advised on company focus

“Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs advised him on how to focus his company and build the right management team,” Brian Womack reports for Bloomberg.

“Zuckerberg, in an interview with Charlie Rose that’s due to air later today, discussed his interaction with Apple’s former CEO Jobs, who passed away Oct. 5,” Womack reports.

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: And, yet, despite Jobs’ largess, Zuckerberg still screwed Apple’s Ping.

Preview of exclusive interview with Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO/Co-Founder & Sheryl Sandberg, COO via CharlieRose.com here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]

Related articles:
Facebook totally caved to Apple on its new mobile platform – October 10, 2011
Facebook blocked Ping over data reciprocity, says Zuckerberg – November 17, 2010
Steve Jobs has Facebook’s Zuckerberg to dinner at his house to discuss Apple’s Ping – October 16, 2010
Steve Jobs: ‘Onerous terms’ prevented iTunes Ping integration with FaceBook – September 2, 2010


    1. You have to be a bit of a computer networking geek to understand what “Ping” means. Otherwise “ping” just means things like a name of someone in China or the sound of a peashooter shot.

      1. @paul

        The computer networking term “ping” comes from its analog counterpart in which a pulse of sound – a “ping” – is used in sonar technology to reflect off of, and identify the location of, another object.

        On a submarine, you “ping” surrounding objects, bouncing sound off of them, to determine their locations.

        That term was then incorporated, as a metaphor, into computer networking terminology.

        1. 99% of iTunes users won’t know what “ping” means because we live in a world where all anyone cares about is what is right in front of their face. Facebook is the perfect name for the favorite pasttime in a society that is totally self-absorbed. What’s ludicrous is that no one cares about anything older than they are.

  1. I’m not big on Facebook either…now and then I do. Anyway, kids today sit for hours on end using Facebook.

    It’s very important part of their lives for some reason. I’m glad it wasn’t around when I grew up. We actually went outside and played. Lol

    I have mixed feelings about Steve helping suckerberg.
    It is the right thing to do, mentor someone younger,but I can’t stand mark suckerberg. He is in the same place as eric the mole to me.

    In the bio, Steve used the term “pinged me” or I “pinged” so and so.

    I miss Steve! It’s all about the details…sigh

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