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Top 10 : Unknown facts about whatsapp deal

Facebook has recently taken over whatsapp, one of the most famous messaging service. We all know that facebook has paid $19 billion for this deal and has given a position for the founder of whatsapp in facebook. There are some unknown facts about this deal

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  1. The WhatsApp deal is worth more than what Facebook raised in its own IPO in 2012
  2. WhatsApp is Facebook’s largest-ever acquisition
  3. The WhatsApp acquisition is one of the IT industry‘s biggest deals. It is larger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done.
  4. Informal discussions between the two companies had been going for two years.
  5. The WhatsApp acquisition is one of the biggest internet deals since Time Warner‘s $124 billion merger with AOL in 2001.
  6. WhatsApp also reportedly received an unusual offer from Google for $10 billion
  7. Facebook denied WhatsApp co-founder job in 2009
  8. WhatsApp has reached its 450 million active users base faster than any other company in history.
  9. Whatsapp founder’s family used to live on food stamps. The deal was closed in the same building where he once stood in line to collect food stamps.
  10. Facebook will have to pay $2 billion if its acquisition of WhatsApp fails to get necessary approvals.

 

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