Facebook looking to partner with Samsung?
CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met with Samsung's president to reportedly discuss a partnership that would boost the social network's advertising sales on mobile phones.
During Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's whirlwind Asia tour, he stopped by the offices of Samsung this week for a quick meeting with the company's president, Shin Jong Kyun.
After the meeting, Shin stopped to talk to reporters and said that the two discussed potential partnerships, according to Bloomberg. The partnerships would reportedly center on advancing mobile-advertising sales.
With the Internet continuing to become , it would make sense that Facebook would want to further a partnership with Samsung. The mobile-phone maker is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.
A Facebook spokesperson told CNET that Zuckerberg did indeed meet with executives at Samsung but that the social network is not providing details of what was discussed.
Besides meeting with Shin, Zuckerberg also met with the president of South Korea, Park Geun Hye, according to Facebook's spokesperson. The main focus of that discussion Tuesday was on President Park's "Creative Economy" vision, which is an initiative to promote new businesses, industries, and jobs via technology and culture.