Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Feb 2014 22:20 UTC
Internet & Networking

Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares. The agreement also provides for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees that will vest over four years subsequent to closing.

A huge deal. WhatsApp is one of the biggest messaging services is in the world - maybe even the biggest.

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RE[4]: XMPP
by evert on Fri 21st Feb 2014 08:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: XMPP"
evert
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True, but my point is that it happens naturally -- while with SIP, it happens naturally that the userid will be a phone number outside the control of the own organisation or domain owner.

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