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Google rumored to be buying WhatsApp for $1 billion

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Apr 2013 18:20 User comments (1)

Google rumored to be buying WhatsApp for $1 billion Popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp is rumored to be in negotiations with Google over a buyout, one that could cost the search giant $1 billion.
Supposedly, the talks began five weeks ago, but WhatsApp is playing "hard ball" while trying to get the most money out of the deal.

While Google Talk and Google Hangouts are part of the Google suite, there has been very little innovation in the space for the company, allowing smaller startups to move in.

WhatsApp remains the leader in the market, but rivals like LINE are quickly joining them, including newer features and poaching customers. WhatsApp costs $0.99 for one year of service and is available on Android and iOS and Windows Phone as a cross-platform messaging service. The service processes billions of apps per day and is always a top 5 paid app in all 100 countries it is available in.

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18.4.2013 23:42

could be epic

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