Why Facebook's $19b purchase of WhatsApp makes sense
Kids have been snubbing this online version of a dinner table. But this deal is a door back to the kids, and to a billion more users.
The announcement that Facebook is buying mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion spread like wildfire on the Internet overnight Thursday. Jaws dropped at the news and mainly at the amount. But the bottom line is: the deal makes sense.
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