PBS talk show host Charlie Rose recently interviewed Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg. The trio talked about a variety of topics including political policy, the engineering shortage and the goals of the Facebook platform. Of interest to Apple fans is a few short minutes that Zuckerberg spends talking about competition with Apple and his relationship with Steve Jobs.
Early in the conversation, Zuckerberg insists Apple and Amazon are more allies than competitors. He says, "When I look at Amazon and Apple and I see companies who are extremely aligned with us." Zuckerberg says he has talked with both companies about doing more together and claims they are open to that idea. He confirms that Facebook won't be making a tablet, but does want to have a presence on other companies' tablets.
Zuckerberg also talks about his time with Steve Jobs. The Facebook CEO says he sought out Jobs for advice, asking him about building a team and a company around your vision. A portion of the interview focuses on the possibility of Apple buying Facebook, a suggestion Zuckerberg repeatedly says was never brought up by Jobs.
The 50-minute interview is available on Rose's website. The Apple-related discussion begins at the 20-minute mark and Zuckerberg's reminiscence of his interactions with Steve Jobs can be found 30 minutes into the conversation.