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What Mark Zuckerberg's really said about HTML5 at Disrupt yesterday.

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:40:58 +0000
To: Core Mobile Web Platform Community Group <public-coremob@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CC7687B4.27622%tobie@fb.com>

Yesterday, at Disrupt SF, Mark Zuckerberg discussed Facebook's mobile
strategy. In the process he made a few comments about HTML5. Predictably
news outlet and social media were quick to jump on them. Quotes were taken
out of context and conclusions hastily drawn. In order to set the record
straight, I wanted to share the transcript     with you and let you draw
your own, informed conclusions:

    "When I'm introspective about the last few years I think the biggest
mistake that we made, as a company, is betting too much on HTML5 as
opposed to native... because it just wasn't there. And it's not that HTML5
is bad. I'm actually, on long-term, really excited about it. One of the
things that's interesting is we actually have more people on a daily basis
using mobile Web Facebook than we have using our iOS or Android apps
combined. So mobile Web is a big thing for us."

                --Mark Zuckerberg, Disrupt SF, September 2012.

Rest assured that we are more dedicated than ever to drive the mobile Web


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