Facebook buys Whatsapp for $19 billion

Facebook bought Whatsapp

The social network Facebook buyed Whatsapp for $ 19 billion, as it leaked on Wednesday that Mark Zuckerberg company report to the United States Securities Commission.

Facebook bought facebook for $19 dollars
Thus, the operation, which has yet to be conducted, will involve the expenditure of 4,000 million dollars in cash, 12,000 million in Facebook shares and 3,000 million dollars in shares RSU (Restricted Stock Unit), an emission similar to that of future stock options.

WhatsApp has about 400 million monthly active users , who have opted for this mobile messaging system over traditional SMS.

The founder of this simple application, Jan Koum said in a statement that "the deep connection of users and the fast growth of the service has been driven by a simple capabilities, solid and instant messaging."

"We are excited and honored by being able to partner with Mark (Zuckerberg) and Facebook as we continue bringing our product to more people around the world, "said Koum.

"On the way to connect to a billion"

WhatsApp is in the way of connecting to one billion people. The services that reach that milestone are amazing value", said the Chief Executive and founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.

The largest purchase of Facebook

The generous offer from Facebook for this service is the largest company to date and is far above the 1 billion that it paid in 2012 for the social network photos Instagram.

In addition, the operation is a sample of the race to integrate new services and competition between internet giants, who recognize the social networking applications one of the most potential growth niches.

Analyst Doubts about the record deal by WhatsApp is how Facebook will monetize the messages application, which is downloaded at a price that cost an annual dollar round, leting you send messages, pictures and video for free and has no advertising.

WhatsApp employs more than fifty employees.
The price is equivalent to around $40 per user on the network.

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