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Will WhatsApp turn out to be worth $19 billion to Facebook?

  • WhatsApp will be worth it in terms of market control

    If there's one thing Facebook has it's market control. Google tried to enter the social networkign game and the result has been, at best, rocky. If you need to network with someone you likely reach to Facebook first and Google...maybe? WhatsApp represented a player in that space that took attention away from Facebook and accordingly reduced Facebook's ability to monetize its product. By acquiring WhatsApp Facebook can reduce the amount of noise in that market sphere and keep the attention where they want it - on themselves.

  • Yes, Facebook is a genius corporation.

    Facebook has both the assets and resources to establish one of the most dominating corporations in world history. Whether they do it or not is a mystery yet to be seen, but if they can work out partnerships and money with WhatsApp, than this could be a huge establishment in this century.

  • to be worth

    I personally disagree,No, $19 billion was too much to spend for WhatsApp. While voice messaging was a feature that Facebook did not yet offer, and it is important for Facebook to stay ahead of the curve to avoid the fate of MySpace, there are so many other voice chat methods that it will be impossible for Facebook to acquire them all.

  • WhatsApp will never be worth $19 billion

    Facebook serious overpaid for WhatsApp. It is highly unlikely that it will ever merit the $19 billion price tag. There are many popular and established companies that are not worth $19 billion. The chances that this one will is very low. Many tech start-ups fail or fizzle after their initial introduction to the marketplace.

  • No, WhatsApp will not be worth the $19 billion acquisition.

    No, $19 billion was too much to spend for WhatsApp. While voice messaging was a feature that Facebook did not yet offer, and it is important for Facebook to stay ahead of the curve to avoid the fate of MySpace, there are so many other voice chat methods that it will be impossible for Facebook to acquire them all.


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