Whatsapp Selling Out?
NEW YORK (KRON and Wire Reports) — Reports that Menlo Park-based Facebook is planning to purchase mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock.
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS, the company’s web site says.
WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android and Nokia.
According to the company’s web site, the Silicon Valley-based company was founded in 20090 “by two guys who spent combined 20 years doing geeky stuff at Yahoo! Inc. before starting WhatsApp Inc.”
By Mario Sevilla
The second Zuckerberg senses a threat from any competition, he throws billions of dollars to buy them out. Instagram (check). Snapchat (nope). Whatsapp (?). The Instagram dudes sold out for way too cheap, $1 billion in cash and stock. Too cheap because they coulda bargained for a lot more considering Instagram is more popular than Facebook these days. Snapchat is blowing up and I applaud the owners for not selling out at $3 billion. However, you give me either of those offers, and I’m taking the money and running faster than Jamarcus Russell. Only difference between me and Jamarcus is that I can get as fat as I want and drink as much lean as I want, because I never have to show up to a day of work again. Oh wait, he did that too. He just had to wear a silver & black helmet and jersey 16 Sundays out of the year. Not a bad deal at all. Die slow Jamarcus.
The Snapchat dudes were just as douchey as Zuckerberg, but they knew they coulda got a better offer. For some reason, they think they have a brighter future than Facebook. Maybe they do? Whether this was real or not, it’s funny to see Stanford bros talking mad S…Mark Zuckerberg here.
Now onto whatsapp. Free texting for all smartphones. Cool. Now sell the fuckin company. You have $19 billion in cash in front of you along with Facebook stock. Take the money, buy a yacht, pay a chemist to recreate Quaaludes (especially lemons) and live a life like Jordan Belfort. Done. Never working again. See ya.
By: Dago Joe