WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by veterans of Yahoo!. At an early stage, both Brian Acton and Jan Koum have offered Facebook the application, but Facebook was not interested. Since then, WhatsApp has become the biggest instant messaging application for smartphones and tablets.
According to an inside source, it seems that Google has recognized the potential and is already in the negotiating phase. If the rumours are to trust, Google is looking to acquire WhatsApp for about $1 billion.
With already bought Motorola Mobility and now with this acquisition, Google could play a crucial role in mobile future. Stay tuned as we should hear more about this in following weeks.
|Channels||Phones, Software, Tablets|
|Topics||Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Mergers & Acquisition, Instant Messaging, $1 billion|