Google originally offered $10 billion to acquire WhatsApp

Justin Kahn

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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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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.
 
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Kibaruk

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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.
Yes, your high education and knowledge in markets and probabilities are as correct as fox news.
 
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MilwaukeeMike

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Yes, your high education and knowledge in markets and probabilities are as correct as fox news.
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.
 

Kibaruk

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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.
 

Jad Chaar

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