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Facebook’s $16 billion WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging market

Facebook’s $16 billion WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging market

Chris Umiastowski 41

The news of Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for an enormous pile of money is front and center in the mobile communication industry today, and for good reason. Having watched WhatsApp grow from nothing into a cross platform winner over the last five years and doing a darn good job of executing on a growth plan, I'm impressed with what they've done. And while I was shocked to see the deal's...