Tech Tussle; Facebook and Apple at a cold war with each other

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Seems like Facebook’s CEO knows how to hold a grudge and reply back right away! Mark Zuckerberg is just doing every bit to respond to the comments from Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook.
The latest report on the issues comes straight from Facebook’s newsroom, where Facebook has denied all allegation stating that Facebook ordered its management to use android because Mark was infuriated with what Tim said.
Facebook does agree that it asked its executives to use Android only because it is the most popular operating system worldwide. Facebook clearly puts up its stance saying that Mark does “clearly disagree” with what Tim has to say. But, that has nothing to do with the company’s decision to promote Android over iOS.

“Tim Cook has consistently criticized our business model and Mark has been equally clear he disagrees. So there’s been no need to employ anyone else to do this for us. And we’ve long encouraged our employees and executives to use Android because it is the most popular operating system in the world.”

This cold war made headlines when the New York Times Published Mark’s inclination towards Android phones in a report:

“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reported to have ordered his management team to switch from iPhones to Android after he was infuriated at the comments from the CEO, Cook”.

The cold war between the CEOs of Facebook and Apple initiated after the Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal of the social media platform, Facebook. Mark was infuriated by the statements Tim made at this situation. Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said in an MSNBC interview.
“We’re not going to traffic in your personal life, Privacy to us is a human right. It’s a civil liberty.”
Especially when Cook was made to answer a question in an interview which read as:
“What would you do if you were at Zuckerberg’s place?”
To which, Mr. Cook replied, “I wouldn’t be in this situation.” This statement by Cook was taken up by the roars of laughter from the audience.
All this heat led Zuckerberg to convince his management to replace their iPhones with Android devices according to The New York Times. He supported his suggestion saying that Android operating system had higher usage worldwide than the OS. Not only this, Zuckerberg later responded in an interview with Recode:
“You know, I find that argument, that if you’re not paying that somehow we can’t care about you, to be extremely glib – and not at all aligned with the truth. If you want to build a service which is not just serving rich people, then you need to have something people can afford. I think it’s important that we don’t all get Stockholm syndrome, and let the companies that work hard to charge you more, convince you that they actually care more about you, because that sounds ridiculous to me.”
Stay tuned for more updates!

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