Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lined up in queue to meet PM Modi

With Modi as Indian’s Prime Minister ,It seems like it is attracting many Internet market giants and Technology giants to India like magnet attracts iron or honey attracts bee. Though it is not a question of doubt that they are visiting India to expand their business. They seems to observe good business opportunity in India as Modi himself is a big motivator of technology and wants to make India “Digital India” in all terms. “Rockstar Modi” is now on the row of being also called as the “Techno Modi”.



Recent news suggests that soon youngest billionaire Mark Zuckerberg , CEO of FACEBOOK is planning to visit India and meet Narendra Modi on his visit during October.

Although he is coming to India to address the first Internet.org summit in India but meeting modi is something he don’t want to miss. The first Internet.org summit taking place on October 9-10 in the city.

Various top CEO’s starting from Jeff Bezos (AMAZON’s CEO) , then Microsoft’s  Satya Nadela and now Mark Zuckerberg are visiting to size India’s potential in the future of digital media market.

According to research firm eMarketer, the number of users in India will touch 108.9 million by the end of the year as compared to 77.8 million in 2013.

Internet.org is a consortium of global tech industry giants like Nokia, Opera, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung and Ericsson along with Facebook who have come together with the aim to bring the internet to the 5 billion people still without access to it globally.

The partners are collaborating on developing lower-cost, higher-quality smartphones and deploying Internet access in underserved communities.

Internet.org’s India summit will see the convergence of industry insiders, government officials and tech companies and discuss collaborative efforts to expand the reach of the internet. They will also discuss how to make the internet available to non-english speaking audiences more effectively.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with Narendra Modi is also linked to discussing the role Facebook and the Government of India can play in promoting these goals.

Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg was also in India earlier in July and had met the Prime Minister who suggested that Facebook be used to facilitate governance and promote citizen interaction with their representatives.

India’s population of a hundred and twenty billion plus is a very lucrative target for any expansion related to the Internet. Indians make 100 million among Facebook’s entire population and reports suggest that India will contribute to 300 million users on Internet of the total 600 million users by 2018. India is an important market for the social networking company. With over one billion users globally, the company gets over 100 million users from India. Many of these users log onto the website from their mobile devices.


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