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Google (GOOG) is in talks to buy WhatsApp, which is looking for a ~$1B price tag, a source tells...

Google (GOOG) is in talks to buy WhatsApp, which is looking for a ~$1B price tag, a source tells Digital Trends. Acquiring WhatsApp would give Google control of a mobile messaging giant claiming hundreds of millions of users, the top paid App Store app in over 100 countries, and deals with top international carriers, as well as a platform that has become a thorn in Facebook's (and perhaps Microsoft/Skype's) side. But it should be noted a December Facebook/WhatsApp rumor proved unfounded. Last month, reported Google is looking to unify its messaging platforms.
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  • Username1000
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    The "it" mobile messenger right now is either Line, or WeChat from tencent QQ. No where do I see WhatsApp in sight.
    7 Apr 2013, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • wshyang
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    Where do you live? And who is Line? Or TenCent QQ? Outside of China and South Korea nobody gives a damned about these clowns.
    8 Apr 2013, 12:40 AM Reply Like
  • dutchmann
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    WhatsApp will do to Telecom operators, what email did to Postal Services!
    8 Apr 2013, 05:50 AM Reply Like
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