Facebook buys Whatsapp for $16billion

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Facebook buys Whatsapp for $16billion

I think this is a fantastic move from Facebook. They have now just acquired more data on everyone.

What is everyone's thoughts on the new acquisition

I'm certainly looking forward to the FB stock opening tomorrow
#$16billion #buys #facebook #whatsapp
  • Profile picture of the author Vlom
    Wow! That's huge news, and more inventory ! hahaha



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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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      Originally Posted by egoldzone View Post

      really........?
      No, he just made the whole thing up to fool you.... :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
    Retirement coming up for Mark Zuckerberg. 16 BILLION though. SHEESH. I don't even know what I would do with that money.
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  • Profile picture of the author sojuncoke
    The real question is, what does that mean for advertisers?

    More precise targeted ads?
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  • Profile picture of the author sojuncoke
    Originally Posted by jasonallvall View Post


    I'm certainly looking forward to the FB stock opening tomorrow
    It usually affects the stock that was bought out. In which case it's Sequoia Fund SEQUX.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lemonzer
    I just see this in my facebook newsfeed. It it legit news ??
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  • Profile picture of the author Lynker
    This can be game changer for them but depends, if they force advertise, people may leave. Yet another better app arrive and people move there. This is insane money and I feel they nearly wasted it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sojuncoke
    35%

    That's how much of Facebook's cash is being used for this deal. Pretty extraordinary, given that this is mostly a stock transaction.

    1

    That's how many venture capital firms currently own shares in WhatsApp. The lottery winner here is Sequoia Capital, which led the company's Series A round back in early 2011.

    $60 million

    That's how much we hear that Sequoia invested overall into WhatsApp, over three rounds of financing (only the first of which was ever publicly reported). The bulk of that was part of a $50 million Series C infusion that WhatsApp quietly closed in the middle of last year.

    $3.4 billion

    That's a ballpark figure for how much Sequoia will make on the deal. My understanding is that it holds a WhatsApp ownership percentage in the "high teens" -- placing it between $3.2 billion (17%) and $3.6 billion (19%).


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    • Profile picture of the author RichardKhor
      Nice analysis.

      Originally Posted by sojuncoke View Post

      35%

      That's how much of Facebook's cash is being used for this deal. Pretty extraordinary, given that this is mostly a stock transaction.

      1

      That's how many venture capital firms currently own shares in WhatsApp. The lottery winner here is Sequoia Capital, which led the company's Series A round back in early 2011.

      $60 million

      That's how much we hear that Sequoia invested overall into WhatsApp, over three rounds of financing (only the first of which was ever publicly reported). The bulk of that was part of a $50 million Series C infusion that WhatsApp quietly closed in the middle of last year.

      $3.4 billion

      That's a ballpark figure for how much Sequoia will make on the deal. My understanding is that it holds a WhatsApp ownership percentage in the "high teens" -- placing it between $3.2 billion (17%) and $3.6 billion (19%).


      Sequoia
      5666% ROI
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  • I think $16B is too much. Especially since there are other apps there that are better and have the potential to be bigger than WhatsApp IMHO
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  • Profile picture of the author r0dvan
    I hope they let us target mobile users with some kind of ads. That would be awesome for us apps developers!
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Is whatsapp that huge? I don't use whatsapp because I prefer viber..
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    • Profile picture of the author r0dvan
      Originally Posted by st0nec0ld View Post

      Is whatsapp that huge? I don't use whatsapp because I prefer viber..
      Of course it is. Otherwise Facebook would have bought viber
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      • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
        Originally Posted by r0dvan View Post

        Of course it is. Otherwise Facebook would have bought viber
        Well yeah, but I think it is for the US only. Whatsapp is not dominant platform in other countries especially in Asia because they have viber, line and kakaotalk
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        • Profile picture of the author Hona
          Originally Posted by st0nec0ld View Post

          Well yeah, but I think it is for the US only. Whatsapp is not dominant platform in other countries especially in Asia because they have viber, line and kakaotalk
          This is not True for India. In my place every other person keep checking phone for any unread notification of whats app.
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          • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
            Originally Posted by Hona View Post

            This is not True for India. In my place every other person keep checking phone for any unread notification of whats app.
            And India also.. ahaha fair enough?
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  • Profile picture of the author henrycalvin
    Yap its is great decision by Facebook. See what happening after this.
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  • Profile picture of the author shrikantsoftwin
    Yes... BBC news updates says facebook has bought it at $19bn.
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  • Profile picture of the author DivyaRai
    Yes Facebook going to pay $19 billion for whatsapp.
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  • Profile picture of the author karma1911
    I think Facebook, is just throwing their weight around...
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  • Profile picture of the author dhruven
    I think facebook make better app than whatsapp.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacpacdh
    Really.........Great News.
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  • Profile picture of the author trustedmarketer
    It's a progressive move. FB move with the Times and this is definitely a great business move......they are going to make ''Loads of Money''
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  • Profile picture of the author reg0903
    they have tons of money every seconds.. no wonder, all business used this strategy around the world... Huge facebook now
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  • Profile picture of the author Ali Alvie
    That Watsapp guy was refused by Fb once now he nailed it all the way up :p
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  • Profile picture of the author kapildeven54
    Not $16 billion, it's $19 billion.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    whatsapp announced after the sale they are working on voice calls. That's the big play.
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  • Profile picture of the author mark8888
    what is the buy rate? 16$B or 19$b, it is not important.

    My personal opinion, Facebook try to initiate new events and makes Facebook more attractive for the user.

    Thus Facebook buy what's app with a huge amount of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrumpiaTim
    Great purchase for Facebook with Push Messaging and In-App Messaging becoming more popular.
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  • Profile picture of the author infimis
    Times like these that everyone gets pumped with new App ideas.. lol. We're all guilty of it. haha
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    • Profile picture of the author infomundo
      and that is not all. facebook is going to make people talk by phone calls.

      i think it is going to be very cool.

      my source is: http://infomundo.org
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  • Profile picture of the author hackvn9x
    Become the best popular social network in mobile?

    I think it's great way for FB
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    looks legit. but who knows. maybe it's one of those viral fake news.

    just read on techcrunch it's $19b to be correct
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  • Profile picture of the author wkp63
    Which one is better? Wechat or whatsapp?
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  • Profile picture of the author JoelDean
    Mark Zuckerberg invested almost a quarter of the total company's value to Whatsapp, one of the craziest and the biggest investment of the century ever!
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  • Profile picture of the author mark8888
    I never thought Watsapp would be as popular as this that facebook would buy, because it can only be used on a phone (iphone) as phone number is required, so like most other apps you cannot have it on your ipad.

    I know you can have skype on both smartphone and tablet but whatsapp for some reason has no ipad app.

    Im located in the states so not sure if this is the same globally.

    Mark Leroy, Ayrshire, OH
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  • Profile picture of the author yenerich
    Wow, its much money!!
    I dont understand why Facebook people wants MORE money.
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