Google Negotiating $1 Billion Acquisition of WhatsApp Messenger?

Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:06pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 19935 views

Google is rumored to be negotiating an acquisition of WhatsApp Messenger for around $1 billion, according to Digital Trends.

Messaging app WhatsApp is in the negotiating phase over prices with Google in what could be Google’s next billion dollar acquisition, according to an inside source. While the deal started four or five weeks ago, we’ve been told that WhatsApp is “playing hardball” and jockeying for a higher acquisition price, which currently is “close to” $1 billion right now.

Last December, rumors surfaced that Facebook was looking to acquire WhatsApp; however, that deal never materialized.

WhatsApp recently announced that it would make the switch to yearly subscriptions for iOS users later this year.

You can purchase WhatsApp Messenger from the App Store for $0.99.

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ahmad - April 9, 2013 at 6:37am
this news are true beacuse i saw the whatsapp official status posted about that
George Orwell - April 8, 2013 at 7:57pm
What this new generation is just not getting, is that information is power. And regardless of how trusting you are, you should never give anyone that much power. Naiveté, my friends... look it up. Look, I'm not trying to sound sanctimonious, or like a Minnesota survivalist, but while the flow of information is undoubtably a good thing, the ownership of information is something that we should all be more weary of. Google already owns way too much, in my humble opinion. The only way you can protect yourself is ----- CODE 23484 ----- ***This user has been disconnected from the internet*******
Allan lu - April 8, 2013 at 4:35pm
If google buys whatsapp theres no way im going to use it again, wtf whats google trying to do, monopoly??
sigh... - April 8, 2013 at 5:43pm
So, you think Google is the only one that buys small companies? OH, REALLY? Cover Flow (...) is an animated, three dimensional graphical user interface that is integrated within (...) Apple Inc. products (...) was purchased by Apple Inc. in 2006 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover_Flow ) Siri is an intelligent personal assistant (...) which works as an application for Apple's iOS (...) was acquired by Apple on April 28, 2010 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siri_(software) )
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