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How does Facebook plan to Connect the Next Five Billion : Hear VP Vaughan Smith at GMIC Beijing 2014

Vaughan-Smith_300-300x300In February this year, Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook and internet.org want to create a basic dial tone for the internet and bring connectivity to the two-thirds of the world’s population.

At GMIC Beijing 2014, Facebook VP Vaughan Smith will share Facebook’s plans for achieving this ambitious goal and the progress so far.

As the largest social network, Facebook has been the biggest such ‘connector’ in human history. It recently announced that there are more than 1.01 billion monthly active users using Facebook on mobile and more than 1.28 billion monthly active users overall.

In August 2013, Facebook along with other partners launched internet.org, a global partnership with the goal of making internet access available to the next 5 billion people.

Catch Vaughan Smith, VP, Special Projects, Facebook at GMIC Beijing 2014, where he will share Facebook’s plans for the next phase of growth and discuss various other topics in a fireside chat with Barrett Parkman, CMO, GWC. Vaughan Smith was previously VP Corporate Development responsible for Acquisitions, Business Development & Mobile Partnerships.

The fireside chat will focus on Facebook’s current global reach and future plans while also exploring Facebook’s plans for China, internet.org and industry trends including Facebook’s recent acquisitions Whatsapp and Oculus Rift.

The session is scheduled for the 2nd day of GMIC Beijing 2014 on the main stage from 10:20-10:40AM.

If you have any questions for Vaughan, please leave them as comments here and we will consider them during the session.

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