Facebook Completes Its $19 Billion Purchase of WhatsApp

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  1. dgstorm

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    It's a done deal now. Facebook just completed its acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 Billion. This acquisition has not been without its drama. Besides the fact that the price is exorbitant, even the FCC warned Facebook that they might not be getting all of the value they should from the purchase. Here's a quote with a few more details,

    What do you think of this? Is it money well spent or did Facebook overpay?

    Source: Engadget
     
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    Ridiculous but Facebook may have something game changing up it's sleeve with this acquisition that wall street can't see yet and may justify this price. Either way, I'd love to be the (former), owners of WhatsApp.
     
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    What is the point of whatsapp?
     
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    SMS via data connection, much like Google Voice.

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    You'd think Google hangout would be sufficient. I want data hungry apps over sms lines!
     
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    I've noticed in my area that while I don't have a data connection, I still have SMS. Not to mention, most carriers include unlimited SMS with their calling plans now.

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    I don't run into data blackouts much in my immediate area, but when I do, it seems like SMS and voice are the last things I can use when coverage gets sketchy as I travel.

    Also, as you mentioned, unlimited texting. HELLLLOO!! Haha! I've had unlimited messages since I can remember.

    I guess I kinda see this fitting into their policy of trying to get people in third-world countries and etc better connected, but if those people in those areas are as crafty as I believe they can be to survive their daily lives, I would think that, if they've got an internet connection, they have other messaging services in place.

    Very strange concept to me, especially with the price they paid for it. If Zuckerburg is really that hard up for ways to spend his money, he's welcome to toss me a million. I'm not greedy... :)
     
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    Today I deleted the Facebook app, and Facebook all together.
     
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    Speak for yourself, I don't need Facebook, maybe you do.
     
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    That escalated quickly...

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    I don't use FB either. I tried about 3 years ago and after about 2 weeks decided it wasn't for me. It's like online high school. LOL

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