Thursday, February 20, 2014

Facebook-WhatsApp Acquisition – The User Perspective

Facebook is acquiring the Silicon Valley based mobile messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion - News of the Day! You can read more on this:


But what are the WhatsApp users thinking? Here is a screenshot of the comments posted on The Washington Post.



CNBC reported that "Facebook acquiring WhatsApp sends twitter employees into frenzy."


What is your take about the deal?

  1. Will Mark Zuckerbug be able to focus on growth and product? 
  2. Is there any chance that WhatsApp users will leave the platform and move to its competitors for the sake of privacy? 


1 comment:

Lewis N. Clark said...

As part of that, they sold SMS separately. That made it easy for WhatsApp to find a way to replicate SMS using data, and then sell that to mobile customers for $1 a year. whatsapp spy software