Facebook-WhatsApp Largest Acquisition
|Posted by Made Kamayasa on Thu Feb 20, 2014|
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Facebook has bought a mobile messaging service, WhatsApp for U.S. $ 19 billion. Whatsapp Purchasing a new record in the history of the acquisition of information technology companies.
The largest social networking company acquisition with details to pay U.S. $ 12 billion in Facebook shares and U.S. $ 4 billion in cash. "It became the biggest deal, than ever made by Motorola Mobility Google and Microsoft with Skype, even Apple," said eMarketer analyst Debra Aho Williamson, as reported by ABC News, Thursday, February 20, 2014.
So far, the largest acquisition ever made by Google that is with Motorola Mobility for U.S. $ 12.5 billion. Meanwhile, Microsoft is the biggest acquisition of Skype for U.S. $ 8.5 billion. "While Apple has never made â€‹â€‹an agreement over U.S. $ 1 billion."
Williamson rate, this acquisition makes sense in the age of Facebook, which has entered the 10-year continues to increase the number of users to billions. "While continuing to maintain the 1.23 billion members, where mostly teens, Facebook is making some kind of acknowledgment that people use a variety of applications to communicate," he said.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said would keep these platforms have separate services. Just as happened with Instagram purchased two years ago for U.S. $ 715.3 million.
Zuckerberg calls this partnership as a very valuable achievement. Therefore, WhatsApp has more than 450 million active users each month. While Twitter has 241 million members by the end of 2013. "The service is a milestone that is very valuable," said Zuckerberg.
As reported by BBC News, the CEO WhatsApp, Jan. Koum said he was happy with this cooperation. According to him, this deal opens the market for its products. "We are very excited and honored to partner with Mark and Facebook for continuing to bring our products to more people around the world," he said.
Last changed: Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 10:04 am