February 21, 2014
What’s up is WhatsApp the newly acquired app to allow communication. Twitter may pause but there is room for small messaging. The news of the “Facebook’s Deal for WhatsApp: The Chatter on Twitter” is latest and greatest big deal sending shockwaves to the marketplace.
“WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android and Nokia.”
Facebook $16 billion deal to buy WhatsApp, a messaging start-up — the social media giant’s biggest acquisition.
The sale price plus “an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units for WhatsApp employees and founder,” report Deal Book.
The torrent of chatter in this deal may be a bubble to burst. Technology is complex valuation. Purchasing on potential and immediate penetration. The WhatsApp that circumvents SMS cost is a win for end users who love to quick share.