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  • Noodlez
    Old $GOOG rumor makes me wonder what would happen if $BBRY could buy WhatsApp (burning 34% of its cash)? worth it? http://bit.ly/147qtAo
    5/22/13
    Reply (16)
    • 2ng: That in 4 years when nobody uses whatsapp it will have been the fail of their life.
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    • Noodlez: what makes you think people won't use it? $BBRY could convert WA to BBM fluently. sounds better than buying tumblr or instagram to me.
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    • Michael Blair: I don't think it adds value. BBM has to stand on its own. The cash would be better used developing enterprise solutions
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    • domi1kenobi: In my country noone uses WhatsApp anymore now we all have unlimited SMS in our plans.
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    • Noodlez: People stick to the messenger their friends are using. BBM would instantly become monopolist by this move. $BBRY could monetize quickly.
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    • flatrocky: I agree but making enterprise better should be first priority with cash
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    • 2ng: @Noodlez the average life time of this kind of services. If it achieves 4 years, it will be an accomplishment
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    • flatrocky: $BBRY there is still nothing out there which is as good as BBM. And BBM is way older than 4 years and still have 60mill users.
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    • domi1kenobi: yep 4 years and only shrinking... must be the dream app we've all been waiting for.. my 18 years in IT tell me otherwise..
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    • Noodlez: Flatrocky, so how can bbm convince wa customers, if 99% of their friends use it? What will make the ultimate difference?
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    • mzim88: BBM on all platforms is an enterprise move IMO. I predict it will become big for inter office talk. BBM looks like its made for
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    • mzim88: interoffice talks. Not to mention using BBM for office talks require no upfront capital with less points of failure. An easy sell for a CFO
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    • 2ng: What I say is that today WhatsApp would be incredibly expensive . You have to bet for this kind of things when they're small projects.
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    • 2ng: ...not once they've become expensive behemoths that only can go worse. Today WhatsApp is so succesfull that only can go down on the mid term
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    • Noodlez: I hear you. It just amazes me when I read how much certain companies paid for instagram and tumblr. It's easier to lock consumers in communi
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    • Noodlez: cation services than media storage services.
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