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Why Facebook Just Paid $19 Billion for a Messaging App | WIRED

www.wired.com/2014/02/facebook-whatsapp/

Feb 19, 2014 ... Facebook is buying WhatsApp, agreeing to pay $19 billion in cash and stock for the popular smartphone messaging service.

Why Facebook Just Spent $19 Billion on a Messaging App - The ...

www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/02/why-facebook-just-spent-19-billion-on-a-messaging-app/283959/

Feb 19, 2014 ... Why Facebook Just Spent $19 Billion on a Messaging App ... borders, skirting international SMS fees and only paying for the cost of data.

Why Facebook Paid $19 Billion For WhatsApp - Business Insider

www.businessinsider.com/why-facebook-paid-19-billion-for-whatsapp-2014-2

Feb 19, 2014 ... In one way, it's weird that Facebook just agreed to pay $19 billion for WhatsApp. The messaging app — which allows people to send texts, ...

Why did Facebook spend $19 billion on a messaging app? - Engadget

www.engadget.com/2014/02/19/why-did-facebook-spend-19-billion-on-a-messaging-app-video/

Feb 19, 2014 ... VW's latest acquisition helps you pay for parking by phone ... Why then, did Facebook just buy WhatsApp -- aside from the obvious cachet, ... Roar video -- for $19 billion (with a 'b'), when it already has Facebook Messenger?

A Year Later, $19 Billion For WhatsApp Doesn't Sound So Crazy ...

techcrunch.com/2015/02/19/crazy-like-a-facebook-fox/

Feb 19, 2015 ... So when Facebook announced it would pay $19 billion to acquire WhatsApp ... Instead, Facebook possesses the most popular messaging app, and has ... considering it's vowed not to show ads and only charges its skimpy $1 ...

Why did Facebook shell out $19 billion for an app whereas Microsoft ...

www.quora.com/Why-did-Facebook-shell-out-19-billion-for-an-app-whereas-Microsoft-paid-7-billion-for-a-hardware-company-What-is-the-logic-behind-these-acquisitions

CEO-level M&A is usually about (x) making a big, strategic bet, (y) often out of fear of behind ... Why did Facebook shell out $19 billion for an app whereas Microsoft paid $7 ... is the logic behind Microsoft acquiring Nokia only to write off $7.5 billion? ... Zuckerberg's big headache: Messaging app fans don't use Faceboo...

Bloomberg: Facebook to Buy Messaging App WhatsApp for $19 Billion

www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-02-19/facebook-to-buy-mobile-messaging-app-whatsapp-for-16-billion

Feb 20, 2014 ... Facebook to Buy Messaging App WhatsApp for $19 Billion ... At that price, Rakuten is paying $3 for each of Viber's 300 million users, while ... “They just took out their primary threat and they recognize that overnight it makes ...

Facebook's $19-billion WhatsApp bet is about to pay off - The Globe ...

www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/facebooks-19-billion-whatsapp-bet-is-about-to-pay-off/article32980268/

Nov 22, 2016 ... Facebook's $19-billion (U.S.) acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014 had raised a few eyebrows; Facebook already had a messaging platform and ... The methodology here is relatively simple: Publishers offer web page or mobile app inventory ... pay 20 cents to show an ad to a teenager in New York, but only five ...

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion - Feb. 19, 2014 - CNN Money

money.cnn.com/2014/02/19/technology/social/facebook-whatsapp/

Feb 19, 2014 ... Buying WhatsApp will only bolster Facebook's already strong position in ... Messenger, Facebook's a standalone messaging app for mobile ... Facebook (FB ) said it will pay WhatsApp $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in stock.

In One Chart, Here's Why Facebook Is Blowing $19 Billion On ...

www.forbes.com/sites/roberthof/2014/02/19/in-one-chart-heres-why-facebook-is-blowing-19-billion-on-whatsapp/

Feb 19, 2014 ... ... idea of Facebook paying $19 billion for a mobile messaging service ... the only widely used app that has more engagement than Facebook, ...