Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp Purchase is Complete

WhatsApp hits half a billion active users milestone

Facebook’s WhatsApp deal has been approved to the tune of $19 billion U.S. dollars. The deal was approved by the European Union late last week, and was quickly finalized over the weekend. WhatsApp’s co-founder and CEO Jan Koum will take his place in Facebook’s Board of Directors.

This deal has been in the works since earlier this year. Now that the deal has passed through the scrutinizing eyes of regulators, Facebook is ready to pump ads and glean user data from WhatsApp. Yippee!

Now that Big Brother controls WhatsApp, are you going to ditch it?

Let’s just hope that Facebook doesn’t decide to kill off WhatsApp and integrate its features into Messenger…


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