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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