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Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for $19 Billion

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MENLO PARK, CALIF. ? February 19, 2014 ? Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares. The agreement also provides for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp?s founders and employees that will vest over four years subsequent to closing.


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... and it just got reported on front page at the same time :)

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