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Zuckerberg on WhatsApp, Internet access for all

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February 24, 2014
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed his acquisition of WhatsApp and the future of Internet.org at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. (Feb. 24) Video provided by AP


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