Attention: Please take a moment to consider our terms and conditions before posting.

Facebook buys WhatsApp

£19 BILLION!!!

Time to think about making myself a phone app!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26266689
«1

Comments

  • *dollars

    But still...
  • I must be getting old, what is whatsapp ?
  • Its not $16bn in cash, a lot of it is Facebook stock ($12bn) and only $4bn in cash
  • JT said:

    Why have they paid 19 Billion, I got it for 69p on the app store?


    I got it for free

    image

    You know how these Chiselhurst types like to flaunt their wealth!
  • Rothko said:

    Its not $16bn in cash, a lot of it is Facebook stock ($12bn) and only $4bn in cash

    Sorry, did you really use the figure "$4bn" right next to the word "only"?

  • I dont want my whatsapp linked to my Facebook.
    Why are these people obsessed with connecting everything to everything else.

    Bunch of tossers
  • edited February 2014
    I hope they don't link it to Facebook, some of the filth that gets sent round my Whatsapp i'll be nicked by the end of the week.
  • I dont want my whatsapp linked to my Facebook.
    Why are these people obsessed with connecting everything to everything else.

    Bunch of tossers

    facebook user numbers are dwindling amongst u18s/young people. i'm guessing this is the company trying to spread their bets.
  • Sponsored links:


  • I hope they don't link it to Facebook, some of the filth that gets sent round my Whatsapp i'll be nicked by the end of the week.


    You know this
  • I hope they don't link it to Facebook, some of the filth that gets sent round my Whatsapp i'll be nicked by the end of the week.


    Ha ha you and about 50 million others!
  • One of my Whatsapp groups has the most depraved filth on it. There is no way I want that linked with facebook in any way at all.

    Does anyone use Whatsapp for anything other than (ahem) 'banter'?
  • Birds
  • I'd never heard of it but 19bn ? Apparently they only employ 50 people
  • This is possibly the most ridiculous valuation of anything ever.

    Here is what is going to happen. Facebook will ruin or commercialise whatsapp.

    Someone will come up with another version, which is basically whatsapp but without Zuckerberg's shite all over it.

    Facebook then buy this new messaging service.

    Repeat ad infinitum.
  • Rothko said:

    Its not $16bn in cash, a lot of it is Facebook stock ($12bn) and only $4bn in cash

    Only $4bn!? Is that is, just take that out of petty cash I reckon
  • edited February 2014
    i've never heard of it either.
  • Huskaris said:

    This is possibly the most ridiculous valuation of anything ever.

    Here is what is going to happen. Facebook will ruin or commercialise whatsapp.

    Someone will come up with another version, which is basically whatsapp but without Zuckerberg's shite all over it.

    Facebook then buy this new messaging service.

    Repeat ad infinitum.

    people said the same of instagram, which facebook bought for $1 billion but is still going strong. Whatsapp has been going longer and nearly everyone has it on their smartphones
  • Insane amount of money which means they will be looking to increase the revenue through adverts etc much like facebook. Still, nice little payday for the 2 guys that set it up, even if the facebook shares end up worthless.
  • Sponsored links:


  • Addicted said:

    Insane amount of money which means they will be looking to increase the revenue through adverts etc much like facebook. Still, nice little payday for the 2 guys that set it up, even if the facebook shares end up worthless.

    they won't use advertising, they'll simply sell your data...
  • Insane amount of money for something that is effectively a text/chat service.

    What exactly makes WhatsApp different from what is on Facebook anyway, apart from the fact that info is deleted on the server once it has been sent?
  • cafctom said:

    Insane amount of money for something that is effectively a text/chat service.

    What exactly makes WhatsApp different from what is on Facebook anyway, apart from the fact that info is deleted on the server once it has been sent?

    much more data that facebook can sell.
  • Clearly a lot of money to be made with these messaging apps. Snapchat turned down something like a $3-4bn offer from facebook at the end of last year and that was created by two 23 year olds.
  • Founder of Whatsapp five year's ago:

    image
  • edited February 2014
    Remember that only 25% is paid in actual money.

    75% of the sum is in Facebook stock.
  • Addicted said:

    Insane amount of money which means they will be looking to increase the revenue through adverts etc much like facebook. Still, nice little payday for the 2 guys that set it up, even if the facebook shares end up worthless.

    they won't use advertising, they'll simply sell your data...
    They aren't gonna get very much for my dick pics
  • Addicted said:

    Addicted said:

    Insane amount of money which means they will be looking to increase the revenue through adverts etc much like facebook. Still, nice little payday for the 2 guys that set it up, even if the facebook shares end up worthless.

    they won't use advertising, they'll simply sell your data...
    They aren't gonna get very much for my dick pics
    You'll start getting penis enlargement advertising pop up in your e-mails ; )
  • Addicted said:

    Addicted said:

    Insane amount of money which means they will be looking to increase the revenue through adverts etc much like facebook. Still, nice little payday for the 2 guys that set it up, even if the facebook shares end up worthless.

    they won't use advertising, they'll simply sell your data...
    They aren't gonna get very much for my dick pics
    You'll start getting penis enlargement advertising pop up in your e-mails ; )
    image
  • Remember that only 25% is paid in actual money.

    75% of the sum is in Facebook stock.

    25% of $19m still ain't bad!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Roland Out!