Facebook Aquires WhatsApp

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, Coll

Kik Founder On Facebook Buying WhatsApp: Mobile Messaging Now “Table Stakes”

Mobile messaging consolidation is coming fast and heavy recently, with the Viber/Rakuten deal and today’s WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook. Another contender in the space, Waterloo-based Kik, ha

Sequoia’s A Big Winner In Facebook’s WhatsApp Acquisition, With Its Stake Worth About $3 Billion

Facebook today announced its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. Obviously WhatsApp has a lot to cheer about, having grown to 450 million active users over the course of the last five years. But from

Facebook’s $19 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition, Contextualized

Facebook just announced it's buying WhatsApp, a global messaging platform with 450 million MAUs, for approximately $19 billion. It's one of the biggest tech acquisitions since HP bought Compaq for $25

Facebook Stock Falls 5% After Hours Following WhatsApp Purchase [Update: Now Down Only 2.64%]

Facebook today announced that it will acquire WhatsApp for a combined $16 billion in cash and stock. WhatsApp's employees pick up an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units as part of the deal

Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent

Facebook is purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. The deal is being cut for $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and an

Why Facebook Dropped $19B On WhatsApp: Reach Into Europe, Emerging Markets

With 450 million monthly users and a million more signing up each day, WhatsApp was just too far ahead in the international mobile messaging race for Facebook to catch up. Facebook either had to surre

What’s Up With WhatsApp? Facebook Might Want To Buy It, That’s What

<em><strong>Update: </strong>WhatsApp still has not responded to us directly but <a target="_blank" href="http://allthingsd.com/20121203/no-facebooks-not-buying-whatsapp-but-keep-an-eye-on-it/">told