Facebook Buys WhatsApp

The social networking, Facebook, have purchased the messaging company WhatsApp in a deal worth $19 Billion in total. WhatsApp is a pretty much free (users pay 99p/year) messaging service with around 450 million monthly active users around the world. The service has become extremely popular due to its almost universal compatibility – it’s available on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian (Nokia) and Windows phone.


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