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Feb 19, 2014 ... Why would Facebook pay such a vast sum for something it does not need, at least ... Markets don't seem to be too worried about the dysfunction going on in. .... Why Facebook Had No Choice But To Pay $19 Billion For WhatsApp ... audio and video — does pretty much the same kinds of things that you can ...


Feb 19, 2015 ... So when Facebook announced it would pay $19 billion to acquire ... Sure there's stickers, but there's too much competition to charge much upfront for an app ... not buying WhatsApp was what would happen if a competitor did.


Feb 24, 2014 ... Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg justified the $19 billion price tag it paid for WhatsApp by saying that the messenging service is a rare platform ...


No. It did not. The question that WOULD have bothered Mark Zuckerberg in the long run, had he (In Google style) FAILED to close the deal, ...


Oct 28, 2014 ... According to the documents, WhatsApp reported just over $10 million in revenue in 2013, and a total net loss of $138 million for the year.


Quora. Sign In. Facebook Acquisition of WhatsApp (February 2014) ... AdStage paid media suite. .... Did Facebook pay too much for WhatsApp?


Feb 19, 2014 ... Why so much for a service that a lot of people have never even heard of? ... "With the acquisition Facebook has gained access to WhatsApp's large repository of ... MSFT +1.54%, Apple, or anyone else I can think of has paid for an acquisition. ... It's just too hard to justify it on any kind of near-term factor.


Feb 20, 2014 ... We often like to think about Facebook as a monolithic entity, a corporate nightmare of the internet age hell-bent on a single mission: ...


Jan 19, 2016 ... Facebook is eliminating the $1 subscription fee for its WhatsApp messaging service. ... (and classy) ads to reach subscribers who don't pay anything at all. ... made its parent, Facebook, worth $268 billion would be too logical.