Report: Google Originally Wanted to Buy WhatsApp for $10 Billion


According to reports, Google originally wanted to pick up multi-client smartphone chat app WhatsApp for $10 billion. However, Facebook managed to pick it up for $19 billion.

This all happened around the same time, according to Fortune (via CNET). The information comes from multiple persons who were close to the negotiations. That said, Google hasn’t confirmed any of these rumors. Even last year when rumors floated around, WhatsApp denied them.


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