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Facebook Buying WhatsApp in $19 Billion: Beating Google, Apple & Microsoft in Acquisition History

‘Life without air and water is unimaginable’, this is an old story! Here come the two new heroes to replace ‘air’ and ‘water’- Facebook and WhatsApp. They have become such a part of life, which cannot be ignored. And how about the idea of getting a service that deals with both?! The day is not far as Facebook is all set to buy WhatsApp in $19 billion.

We wonder what great mobile service can come to light, when the duo will approach each other- Facebook: an amazing social networking platform and WhatsApp: a great messaging app!

The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is excited that the team WhatsApp will be joining Facebook. And why not, Facebook messenger is a widely used tool for chatting and WhatsApp- a great tool to communicate with your contacts.

The Mission behind the Acquisition of WhatsApp - Mark Zuckerberg

Acquisition of WhatsApp by Mark Zuckerberg
Acquisition of WhatsApp by Mark Zuckerberg

According to Mark, they want to offer a more opened and connected world to users. The future services are supposed to help people in sharing any type of content with any type of group. He adds, Jan also see the same vision and so agreed to become a partner, joining the Facebook board to sharpen the future of both Facebook and WhatsApp.

Facts and Figures: Did You Know?

Whatsapp and Facebook icons
Icons of Whatsapp and Facebook
  • The transaction will deal with about 11% of market value of Facebook.
  • Over 450 million people are using the services of WhatsApp; the numbers are on their way to touch one billion.
  • More than 1 million people register them to WhatsApp account in a day, for connecting, sharing and updating the stuff.
  • 70% of existing users are active on their accounts.
  • There are 19 and 34 billion messages are sent and received respectively via WhatsApp in a day.
  • Every day, this app makes people sending around 100 million video messages.
  • About 600 million photos are shared per day via it.

WhatsApp: Profits and Scope

In present, WhatsApp is not charging like other large messaging service providers; it just charges $1 after one year’s free service and monetizes avenues this way. It doesn’t show ads, offer games or provide online shopping platform to generate profits.

Deals and Agreements: It is Amazingly Bigger and Speaks of Staggering Amount!

Whatsapp and Facebook icons in mobile
Whatsapp and Facebook icons in mobile
  • Co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, Jan will be welcomed as one of the Board of Directors of Facebook.
  • In order to fix the deal, Facebook will give $19 Billion in three forms: $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash, and $3 billion in contracted shares to CEO and employees (in all 55 in numbers) of WhatsApp, which will go for next four years of deal.
  • Interestingly, just like Instagram, the operations of WhatsApp will remain independent.
  • Headquarter of WhatsApp will remain at its existing location- Mountain View, CA.
  • Team WhatsApp will not mix- up with the team working for Facebook messenger app.

The Acquisition Beats Microsoft, Apple, and Even Google

Facebook Buying WhatsApp: Acquisition Beats Microsoft, Apple, and Even Google
Facebook Buying WhatsApp: Acquisition Beats Microsoft, Apple, and Even Google
  • The decision of buying Motorola Mobility in $12.5 billion was the biggest deal of Google ever.
  • Microsoft’s major deal was Skype purchase in $8.5 billion.
  • Apple remains behind of all with the largest ever deal of $1 billion.
  • After the $1 billion’s agreement of Facebook with Instagram, the present acquisition is the one that speaks of shocking data. The contract of $19 billion is indeed a big deal.

Well, we being the users and laymen (in technicalities), just can ‘imagine’ of experiencing something new (revolutionary) with the future apps and thank the biggies to make sharing easier.

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