Mark the entrepreneur

Amid the relentless pitching for and Free Basics (and net neutrality), Zuckerberg was also asked about two of Facebook’s innovation projects: the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift and the company’s artificial intelligence research.

There were also a handful of questions on Zuckerberg’s entrepreneurial journey. That was entirely expected given that India now finds itself in the throes of a startup revolution.

And then, there were a few curveballs, like this one: “If you were gifted with a superpower from some aliens, what would that be?” Or, the ardent enquiry on what Facebook’s founder was doing to stop incessant Candy Crush requests.

Sure, these questions did their part in distracting from the hard sell, but they did little to mask the apparent agenda of Zuckerberg’s first town hall in India.

At least, he was honest about it. More or less.

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