Google Offered US$10 Billion For Whatsapp

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Just as you thought FaceBook was the only contender in the instant messaging-bidding race, here comes another interesting titbit. Fortune is reporting that Google too offered to acquire WhatsApp, for us$10 Billion dollars, almost half of what FaceBook had offered of US$19 Billion (US$16 Billion + us$3 Billion). Also, Google’s bid also apparently came without a promise of a Google board seat, unlike Facebook’s agreement.

Who would you actually have preferred? Google or FaceBook? Sound off!

Via Fortune

5 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. I’m glad it’s Facebook as it will slowly die there…
    They both wanted it because of the privacy violating link each account has to a user’s phone number.

    • So, it’s really only about getting more user data for marketing and selling. $19 billion for the personal data of 450 million folks.

      • Yep, except that it’s closer to 300M active users, so $60-$70 per user to know everything about their conversations and to be able to match that to all the data already collected on Facebook and the satellite apps. A real bargain :)

  2. I prefer Microsoft more than Google and Facebook, I don’t like any of them spying on my Texts and invading my privacy for Ads.

  3. Neither, there reason to purchase is clearly the same.

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