Here at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, the chat with Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg was the first major draw. The reason: The company, the hottest subject in Silicon Valley, is reportedly in discussions with Microsoft, Google and Yahoo about taking a large investment from them. Only one of them is likely to win the honor.
One dominant rumor is that Microsoft wants to own a five percent stake in Facebook, at a valuation of between $10 billion and $15 billion.
Zuckerberg, when asked about how the negotiations are going, said it’s about done: “It’s going well. We’re almost wrapped up,” he said.
Other than that, the crowd mumured about Zuckerberg’s reluctance to say anything specific at all about any of the questoins thrown at him. No other news on this one, we’re afraid.
Dean Takahashi, of the Mercury News has more about the talk here.