WhatsApp + Facebook’s Deal Comparision to Other Tech Acquisitions
Facebook broadcasted Wednesday that it will acquire popular messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion ($19 billion, if you comprise restricted stock units for the WhatsApp staff).
It’s hard to have faith in that only two years ago, the social network developed Instagram for a then-shocking $1 billion. How times (and dollars) have changed.
The following chart, created by Statista, compares Facebook’s most recent acquisition with other relatively recent, high-profile deals, such as Google’s purchase of Nest and Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype.