Facebook Blockbuster: 6 Things To Know About WhatsApp


One App, $19 Billion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had the Facebook checkbook out again Thursday, paying an eye-popping $19 billion in cash and stock for a single app. What app? WhatsApp. What's that?

"Our goal for Facebook over the next few years is to deliver a set of new mobile products that allow people to share any type of content with any set of people they want," said Zuckerberg in a recent earnings call with investors. "WhatsApp fits this vision perfectly."

Here's what's what about WhatsApp.



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