FACEBOOK HAS BOUGHT WhatsApp for $16 billion.
Reports this evening say that Facebook is to pay $4 billion in cash and about $12 billion stock, says Reuters.
The aquisition of the fast-growing messaging service WhatsApp will expand the global footprint of the social networking giant.
A Facebook statement said:
The acquisition supports Facebook and WhatsApp’s shared mission to bring more connectivity and utility to the world by delivering core Internet services efficiently and affordably
Meanwhile, TechCrunch says that according to a regulatory filing, a termination fee would cost Facebook $1b in cash and $1b in shares.
- Additional reporting AFP. - © AFP, 2014