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: Bye Whatsup
by orsg on Wed 19th Feb 2014 23:06 UTC in reply to "Bye Whatsup"
orsg
Member since:
2011-02-09

Why "now"? Basically we have to find a replacement for WhatsApp since it exists...

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RE[2]: Bye Whatsup
by woegjiub on Wed 19th Feb 2014 23:13 in reply to "RE: Bye Whatsup"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

This.

It's almost as bad as viber - send all conversation to a centralised server, as well as the entire contacts list?

I can't wait until tox is viable.

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RE[3]: Bye Whatsup
by aargh on Thu 20th Feb 2014 11:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Bye Whatsup"
aargh Member since:
2009-10-12
Telegram maybe?!
by pulse301 on Thu 20th Feb 2014 14:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Bye Whatsup"
pulse301 Member since:
2009-09-03