Mark Zuckerberg Won’t Let Google Sit At His Table In The Cafeteria
6:15 pm, November 7th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Mark Zuckerberg, along with Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, are set to appear on Charlie Rose tonight. Obviously, there was talk about the much-hyped “war” between Facebook and Google.
In a preview clip of the interview on All Things D, Rose brings up the “flat-out war” that’s set to go down between Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. Zuckerberg mostly rejected that notion, saying that Facebook is different from those companies in most areas and he doesn’t seem them as threatening Facebook’s business. There is, of course, one exception: Zuckerberg sees Google’s attempt with Google Plus as a direct attempt to beat Facebook.
“Google, I think, in some ways, is more competitive and certainly is trying to build their own little version of Facebook. But you know, when I look at Amazon and Apple and I see companies who are extremely aligned with us.”
Sandberg agrees, and also points out the crux of what Zuckerberg is trying to get at: that Facebook doesn’t want to start making phones to compete with Google or e-readers to compete with Amazon.
“We are focused on doing one thing incredibly well. We only really want to do one thing.”