Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Say goodbye to your free WhattApp APP.  Facebook will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, as the world's largest social network looks for ways to bo...

    Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion
     
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    Goodbye Whatsapp, you will be missed.
     
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    Pathetic, period.
     
  4. kosh_neranek

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    SH********T!!!:puke2:
     

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    Oh bugger, they beat me to it.

    I guess ill just have to make my own app, i think i'll call Fuki'mBoring.
     
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    It´s amazing how some guys can turn into millionaires just by doing some app and then selling it for billions!!! Talk about being lucky!

    Too bad i can´t code...

    Also a new tech bubble must be about to explode...
     
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    i prefer viber anyways so its not a loss to me :)
     
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    If you became a millionaire by selling your app for billions, that wouldn't be lucky, you just lost a sh1t load of money
     
  9. Rich_Guy

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    Whats AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAApp!

    Watching the game having a bud!

    :D
     
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    Couldn't care less. There are many other ways of communication. WhatApp isn't the only one...
     

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    No, but it's a shame because WA was the best messenger on WindowsPhone
     
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    try viber , you will be able to use it on multiple devices then instead of just one like with whatsapp. (you do require internet though)
     
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    Yea I was thinking about trying Viber, I did have it installed for VOIP to talk to my mate in India, but the call quality was horrible and I could hear myself more than him so got rid - could have been his connection though

    Might give it another shot for messaging, currently trying out Kik Messenger too but it has no live tile, so I don't know if I have any messages until I open the app
     
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    They killed what's app for 19B USD, strange strategy
     
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    am i missing something or what? i don't think they mentioning anything about killing off WA at all
     

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    They're not killing it off, but now FB owns it, WA is dead to many of us
     
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    Didn't know facebook was so cheap, guess those university guys were right.
     
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    It's all well and good saying use another app, but when everyone you know only uses whatsapp another app won't do you much good at all...

    See what FB do with it I guess, removed my number from my FB profile, as long as they don't store it still (probably do), then they shouldn't be able to link the two accounts.
     
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    $19 billion is an incredible amount for a single mobile app business that only employs 55 people.
     
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    Unless something sketchy comes out of Telegram... it seems like the best alternative to WhatsApp, specially in what concerns privacy.
     

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