Sundar Pichai: Google Never Made Any Attempt To Acquire WhatsApp

Responding to the numerous reports which suggest that Google had placed multiple bids on WhatsApp, Sundar Pichai, in a statement made earlier today, said "WhatsApp was definitely an exciting product. We never made an offer to acquire them. Press reports to the contrary are simply untrue." The reports suggested that Google had initially offered $10 billion, and that they might have gone beyond Facebook's $19 billion offer as well.

At least, now we know, Google is only interested in A.I. related startups and not social networking services.