CrunchWeek: Facebook’s Epic, $19B Acquisition of WhatsApp

It’s that time of week for an episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to chat about the most fascinating stories of the past seven days in tech.

This week, Colleen Taylor, Aex Wilhelm and I sat down to talk about this week’s biggest story: Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of messaging app WhatsApp. In the video above, we discuss why Facebook shelled out the mega-bucks for WhatsApp, Sequoia’s massive windfall from the deal, the incredible story of WhatsApp’s founders, and how and if Facebook will use WhatsApp in the future.