Google Tried to Buy WhatsApp for $10 Billion

Google Tried to Buy WhatsApp for $10 Billion

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Facebook wasn't the only company looking to buy WhatsApp. Google apparently offered to buy the company for $10 billion, reports Fortune.

$10 billion. Two separate sources have told me that's how much Google (GOOG) offered to purchase WhatsApp. The bid did not come with promise of a board seat, unlike the Facebook agreement.

Of course, WhatsApp managed to obtain a much higher amount from Facebook who paid $16 billion plus $3 billion in RSUs. Viber, another popular instant messaging app, recently sold to Rakuten Inc for $900 million.

You can download WhatsApp Messenger from the App Store for free.

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Google Tried to Buy WhatsApp for $10 BillionGoogle Tried to Buy WhatsApp for $10 Billion
JoshvanHulst - February 23, 2014 at 8:49pm
And they already snagged Waze app. Why do they need to purchase WhatsApp?
justabrake - February 21, 2014 at 10:33am
One day he was collecting welfare funds and now he's sitting on the board and a billionaire !
K - February 21, 2014 at 3:27am
Get this, my gmail color icons changed, another confusing threat like different youtube colors and all, if apple would do what Google did, I would totally be out of every google anything there is.
Apple stated - February 21, 2014 at 3:02am
Either way they were gonna get data mined. EnJoy getting data mined, chumps
Nat - February 20, 2014 at 11:02pm
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