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Mark Zuckerberg Says WhatsApp Worth More Than $19 Billion – Bloomberg

BloombergFacebook Inc. (FB) Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said WhatsApp Inc., which his social-media company agreed to buy last week, was “worth more than $19 billion.” The mobile-messaging startup was “a great fit for us,” Zuckerberg said at the Mobile …Facebook’s WhatsApp adding voice callsCNNFacebook, WhatsApp deal spurs hunt for what’s nextMarketWatchWhatsApp’s Koum Re-iterates: No […]

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Whatsapp Suffers Tech Difficuties Just Days After Purchase by Facebook – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceWhatsApp, the popular five-year-old messaging service that Facebook recently acquired in a $19 million deal, suffered tech difficulties this past Saturday, just days after its purchase by the social media giant last week. The problems lasted over three hours, …Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Has Couple Of Risks After The AcquisitionMarket News CallAfter WhatsApp acquisition, […]

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High price for WhatsApp ups ante among big spenders in tech industry – Online Athens

Online AthensSAN FRANCISCO | The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone application, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs tend to have an inflated sense of their own worth.WhatsApp Is Whats up in Tech WorldGuardian Liberty VoiceFacebook’s $24b deal targets […]

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WhatsApp Free Texting Seen Siphoning $33 Billion From Carriers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See EXT6 for more on the acquisition.) Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much money phone carriers are losing out on as competitors let users text and …WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum joins ranks of Silicon Valley tech titansSan Jose […]

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In Asia, WhatsApp posts mixed message for Facebook – Reuters

ReutersSingapore Feb 21 (Reuters) – WhatsApp may be hugely popular but its forays into Asia, the world’s biggest mobile market, have had mixed success, raising questions about whether it can sustain the explosive growth Facebook Inc cited to justify its $19 billion …Mark Zuckerberg: the face of FacebookTelegraph.co.ukFacebook-WhatsApp Deal: Still a Tough Sell in AsiaWall […]

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Facebook revenue jumps in quarter – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeNEW YORK — Facebook’s quarterly earnings and revenue grew and surpassed expectations as the company expanded the number of users and the amount of money it makes on mobile ads. Facebook Inc. earned $523 million, or 20 cents per share, in the …Facebook’s Revenue Exceeds Estimates on Mobile PushBloombergFacebook’s dying? HA! Get ready for […]

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Sony Obtains Film Rights to Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ – Businessweek

BusinessweekSheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., during the DreamForce Conference in San Francisco on Nov. 20, 2013. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg. Sony Corp. (6758) obtained film rights to the best-selling book “Lean In” by Sheryl …Sony Pictures buys film rights to Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ReutersSony Said to Obtain Film Rights to Sandberg’s ‘Lean […]