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Zuckerberg: Facebook to Spend Billions to Get the World Online

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    Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg told event goers in Mexico City that  his company is willing to spend billions of dollars to get everyone in the world online, according to reports.

    "What we really care about is connecting everyone in the world," Zuckerberg said during event ''Mexico Siglo XXI' hosted by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, Reuters reported. "Even if it means that Facebook has to spend billions of dollars over the next decade making this happen, I believe that over the long term its gonna be a good thing for us and for the world."
    According to the report about 3 billion of the world's population of 7.3 billion will have Internet access by the end of the year. About 1.3 billion people use Facebook and the company began launching the Internet.org project to connect others around the world with Internet access in Asia and Africa.
    "I believe that ... when everyone is on the Internet all of our businesses and economies will be better," Zuckerberg said.
    Of course, Zuckerberg isn't all that altruistic. We're sure that Facebook would love to have all those billions of people who have suddenly have Internet access to also have Facebook logins.