Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $16 billion


Facebook has reached a deal to acquire WhatsApp, one of the largest mobile messaging services available, for $16 billion dollars, or roughly $40 per user. So far, WhatsApp did not have any major type of monetization strategy. With Facebook on board, you can expect ads and data mining, though Facebook is stating that they intend to run the company as a separate division, much like they have with Instagram.

So — are you done with WhatsApp, or does the Facebook purchase not bother you?


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