Yesterday, according to single source "insider information" obtained by Digital Trends, Google’s next big acquisition would be WhatsApp. The supposed deal was reported to have started approximately five weeks ago, but apparently WhatsApp were “playing hardball” over their sale price, valuing the company at “close to” $1 billion.
That insider information appears to be inaccurate however. Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s business development head, told AllThingsDigital today that the company is not holding sales talks with Google, putting that rumor firmly to bed. Arora declined to comment further when asked about the valuation of the company.
WhatsApp is a cross-platform smartphone messenger currently available for iPhone and other smartphones. The application utilizes push notifications to instantly get messages from friends, colleagues and family. Switch from SMS to exchange messages, pictures, audio notes and video messages with WhatsApp users at no cost. All features are included without the need for extra in-application purchases.
Source: AllThingsDigital | Image: nrc.nl