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by Tim Parker.
At the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference Wednesday, there were two
interviews that made for some great online viewing.
) Marissa Mayer and
) Mark Zuckerberg were interviewed in separate events. Here are the
notable moments from each interview.
After an extremely awkward beginning where the interviewer asked
her to autograph her picture in a recent issue of
, Mayer went on to talk about Yahoo's recent logo change. She said
that 87% of Yahoo's employees wanted a change and that it hadn't
change in 18 years. Going forward, the logo will likely change
slightly at regular intervals.
Next, she said that the company receives
12,000 resumes per week
-roughly one for every current Yahoo employee. In terms of traffic,
the site now receives 800 million active users each month, not
counting Tumblr, which receives another 300 million.
Finally, she said that Yahoo is, at its core, is
a personalization company
. She pointed to the new Yahoo newsfeed as an example.
To view the interview,
Then came Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who pointed out that Facebook
now has 699 million active daily users and 40% of the company's
revenue comes from mobile, compared to almost none not long ago.
Zuckerberg went on to say that although he would like the entire
world on Facebook, he knows that it's not realistic. The mission of
the company, which has never changed, is to connect the world and
to develop tools that help others use social media as a tool just
as Facebook has. He pointed to such technologies as the ability for
Web authors to allow users to log in using their Facebook account.
In one of the most interesting parts, Zuckerberg spoke about how
Facebook has a culture of moving fast. Instead of exhaustive
testing, he encourages engineers to roll out and test ideas rapidly
in order to receive feedback. If people don't like it, adjustments
Zuckerberg admitted that,
"it gets us into tons of trouble"
but the company's
"done is better than perfect"
approach is its strategy for not being late to the market with new
Finally, he spoke about
-an initiative, much like
), to get everybody connected to the Internet, which he calls, "the
modern knowledge economy."
To view Zuckerberg's interview,
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