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Club Online Zoom Breakfast Event: The Inside Story of Instagram and Mark Zuckerberg’s Quest to Rule the (Social) World

Date: 26 Mar 2021 08:00 AM — 09:00 AM | Venue:

The Inside Story of Instagram and Mark Zuckerberg’s Quest to Rule the (Social) World

Friday, March 26, 2021
8:00am HKT on Zoom
Instagram, the world’s first billion-dollar photo app, enjoyed a meteoric rise unlike any other startup. It sparked a bidding war between Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. It changed the aesthetic habits and tastes of an entire generation, turned dogs into celebrities, created an “influencer” economy, and drew in everyone from Selena Gomez and Lionel Messi to former President Barack Obama. But Instagram’s history is far from picture-perfect. In this book talk, Bloomberg journalist and award-winning author Sarah Frier gives an unfiltered look at Instagram’s origins, its founders’ clashes with Zuckerberg after the company’s acquisition, and how Big Tech could have an outsized impact on people’s ordinary lives. This is part of our speaker’s series celebrating women’s month. Moderated by FCC Correspondent Governor Kristine Servando.
Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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