WhatsApp + Facebook’s Deal Comparision to Other Tech Acquisitions

WhatsApp + Facebook’s Deal Comparision to Other Tech Acquisitions

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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.

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One thought on “WhatsApp + Facebook’s Deal Comparision to Other Tech Acquisitions

  1. Elizabeth says:

    thanks for writing!!

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