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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 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 ... Why then, did Facebook just buy WhatsApp -- aside from the obvious cachet, ... video -- for $19 billion (with a 'b'), when it already has Facebook Messenger? .... Japanese tax investigation ends with Apple paying $118 million.

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 ... Both deals provided defensible positions but only the FB/ WhatsApp deal provided ... Zuckerberg's big headache: Messaging app fans don' t use Facebook ... Microsoft paid $7 billion for Nokia because they need traction in mobile...

Everyone Who Thinks Facebook Is Stupid To Buy WhatsApp For $19 ...

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Feb 20, 2014 ... Even for Facebook, that's a staggering amount to pay for a company with estimated 2013 revenue of only $20 million. ... But Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19 billion isn't a brain dead move. ... Meanwhile, other messaging apps like Line and WeChat have demonstrated the power of "stickers," user-to-user ...

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

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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 ... ... the idea of Facebook paying $19 billion for a mobile messaging service seems simply insane. ... And Google just sold off its biggest acquisition, Motorola. ... Although he likes Zuckerberg's new portfolio approach to apps, he ...

Messaging monopoly? Why Facebook is willing to pay $19 billion ...

www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/facebook-spends-billions-messaging-app/

Feb 20, 2014 ... In just four years, messaging service WhatsApp has attracted hundreds of millions of users around the globe. Now Facebook is buying the app ...

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

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Feb 20, 2014 ... Facebook to Buy Messaging App WhatsApp for $19 Billion ... users, while Facebook is paying as much as $42 for each of WhatsApp's. Ad-Free Service. “ They just took out their primary threat and they recognize that overnight ...

Facebook Paid $19 Billion for WhatsApp, Which Lost $138 Million ...

www.recode.net/2014/10/28/11632404/facebook-paid-19-billion-for-whatsapp-which-lost-138-million-last-year

Oct 28, 2014 ... WhatsApp made just $10 million in revenue in 2013. ... Facebook Paid $19 Billion for WhatsApp, Which Lost $138 Million Last Year ... far from profitable when Facebook shelled out roughly $19 billion for the messaging app in ...

WhatsApp just launched a new app — on desktop - Recode

www.recode.net/2016/5/10/11653580/facebook-whatsapp-launches-desktop-version

May 10, 2016 ... Facebook-owned WhatsApp, the mobile messaging service it paid $19 billion for two years ago, now has a desktop app, too. Ironically ...

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

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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.

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

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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 Facebook Paid $19 Billion For WhatsApp - Business Insider

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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, ...