Thursday, February 20, 2014

Facebook acquires WhatsApp - prize tag $16 Billion

Do you think the digital world will be more open and connected?

Facebook is a great digital platform that helps people share any type of content with any group of people they want.

People are already using WhatsApp around the world.  Now this merger will be unbeatable combination.  It will be most interesting to watch how Google will be +1 now?

Jan Koum, WhatsApp's co-founder and CEO and his team have done some amazing work to connect almost half a billion people. I can’t wait for them to join Facebook and help us connect the rest of the world.

WhatsApp is a simple, fast and reliable mobile messaging service that is used by over 450 million people on every major mobile platform. More than 1 million people sign up for WhatsApp EVERY DAY!  It is on its way to connecting one billion people.   The eye-popping price is Facebook’s largest acquisition by far and represents a new height in the frenzy to acquire popular technology start-ups.

WhatsApp will complement our existing chat and messaging services to provide new tools for users.  Facebook Messenger is widely used for chatting with the Facebook friends and WhatsApp for communicating with all of the contacts and small groups of people.   

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