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Google Wanted WhatsApp For $10B

  • Fortune, Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:54 AM
Google reportedly offered to buy WhatsApp for $10 billion -- a little more than half of what Facebook ultimately agreed to pay for the mobile messaging app. Plus, “the bid did not come with promise of a board seat, unlike the Facebook agreement,” Fortune reports, citing sources. Prior to Facebook’s announcement on Wednesday, it was widely rumors that a number of tech giants were drooling over WhatsApp, its working business model, and its rapid adoption among younger consumers.


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