3 SIMPLE REASONS WHY
WHATSAPP FOR $19B.
It gives Facebook access to an established audience
within developing markets such as India, South
America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Indonesia.
But why would Facebook want to pay $19B to gain
accelerated access to these markets?
Does he know something we don’t? Not really. Here are 3 simple reasons why FB acquired WhatsApp.
They are the largest markets in the world & WhatsApp
is the dominant messaging service within them.
They are the most engaged markets in the world,
already more heavily engaged than the United States.
They are the fastest growing markets in the world.
With 114.8 million users (compared to 146.8 million in the U.S.) and an annual growth rate of 47%
(far outstripping 3.7% in the U.S.) it makes it a near-certainty that India will be established as Facebook’s
largest market within months.
Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey, and the Philippines—all emerging economies—rank in Facebook’s
user growth rates as high as 48%.
- 12th Dec 2013
Source - http://www.jana.com/blog/top-10-predictions-for-mobile-technology-in-2014/
So why did Facebook really pay $19B for WhatsApp?
Accelerated access into
#1 - The largest markets in the world
#2 - The most engaged markets in the world
#3 -The fastest growing markets in the world.
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