Google originally offered $10 billion to acquire WhatsApp

By Justin Kahn
Feb 20, 2014
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  1. Facebook recently dropped a massive $16 billion to acquire popular messaging service WhatsApp, but based on recent reports it wasn't the first offer on the table. According to two of Fortune's anonymous sources, Google's offer of $10 billion was turned...

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  2. The $10 billion from Google is worth more than FB's offer. FB stock will be worth **** in the 4 years it will take to be vested.
    Auth3ntic0 likes this.
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,195   +69

    Yes, your high education and knowledge in markets and probabilities are as correct as fox news.
    H3llion likes this.
  4. p51d007

    p51d007 TechSpot Booster Posts: 291   +38

    I hope Whatsapp cashes out quickly. I just don't see how FB "makes" money
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,010   +683

    Wait... so you think he's wrong because you don't like Fox? Umm.. what?

    I agree with the guest in that FB stock is a risky way to get paid. Sounds like FB bought them not only to have them, but also to keep them away from Google. I would assume stock is all they had to give.
    Auth3ntic0 and Brodo Laggins like this.
  6. I don't know what to say. I guess you are too young to have seen bubbles pop. P/E of facebook is almost 4x greater than Google. Google IP is gold while FB is just another website. FB $5 in four years.
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,195   +69

    I've been using facebook I think from 2008, if it is actually a bubble it has been an amazingly big one, doubt any of your forecasts of facebook closing will be anytime soon.

    To the guy asking how facebook earns any money, it's through advertising and taxing micro transaction in apps.
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,680   +870

    I dont get why Google was interested. Their services already have the features that Whatsapp offers.


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