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Report: Google Was Bidding $10 Billion for WhatsApp

     
12:35 pm on Feb 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Now that's interesting, if true. It would have driven a huge and young target audience to G+

Two separate sources have told me that's how much Google (GOOG) offered to purchase WhatsApp. The bid did not come with promise of a board seat, unlike the Facebook agreement.Report: Google Was Bidding $10 Billion for WhatsApp [tech.fortune.cnn.com]


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11:29 am on Feb 22, 2014 (gmt 0)

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According to this story, Google offered to match or beat Facebook's WhatsApp deal, which ended up being valued at $19 billion. It's an interesting read about the different motives of Google and Facebook
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