Speaking for the first time since Facebook’s controversial IPO, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said yesterday that while he’s disappointed in the performance of the company’s stock, great and surprising things are on the horizon for the world’s most popular website.
At TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF 2012 conference, Zuckerberg said Facebook’s future will hinge on “how well we do with mobile.” He said amid the constant publicity over the company’s stock, Facebook has added more mobile users, and those users are more engaged.
“Per the amount of time that people are spending on mobile, we think we’re gonna make a lot more money,” he said.
Zuckerberg added that he’s aware some people are underestimating Facebook in light of its perceived stumbles, but he relishes being counted out.
“I would rather be underestimated,” he said. “I think it gives us good latitude to go out and take some big bets and do some things that really excite and amaze people.”