Facebook & whatsapp, a billion dollar deal.


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Facebook & whatsapp, a billion dollar deal.

  1. 1. Presented by Gaurav Mahajan 15-07-2014A Billion Dollar Deal. FACEBOOK & WHATSAPP
  2. 2. 15-07-2014A Billion Dollar Deal.
  3. 3. Founder(s)- Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Foundation Date- 4th Feb 2004. Headquarters- Menlo park, California. Revenue- US$7.872 billion (2013). Type of site- Social Networking Service. Traded as- NASDAQ: FB Stock Price- US$ 69.26. Users- 1.23 Billion. 15-07-2014A Billion Dollar Deal.
  4. 4. Founder- Americans Brian Acton and Jan Koum (also the CEO), both former employees of Yahoo!. Headquarters- Mountain View, California Initial Release- 2009. Employees- 55 People. Users- 450 million people. More than 1 million people sign up for WhatsApp every day and it is on its way to connecting one billion people. Type of site- Instant Messaging. Website- www.whatsapp.com 15-07-2014A Billion Dollar Deal.
  5. 5. On February 19, 2014, Facebook Inc. announced it is acquiring WhatsApp Inc. for US$19 billion. Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in Facebook shares and $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp founders and employees that will vest over four years. 15-07-2014A Billion Dollar Deal.
  6. 6. 1. Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp gives it additional leverage over Twitter in the battle for more direct messaging market share. 2. Smartphones are playing an increasingly important role in the future growth of the social network industry. 3. Facebook is betting that WhatsApp’s function will make it a near-essential add-on to smartphones. 4. This combined with smartphone user growth as well as user behaviour that’s shifting more and more towards mobile—makes WhatsApp a strategic investment. Contd 15-07-2014A Billion Dollar Deal.
  7. 7. 15-07-2014A Billion Dollar Deal. 5. WhatsApp will continue to operate independently within Facebook. 6. WhatsApp will complement existing chat and messaging services to provide new tools for community. 7. Facebook & WhatsApp together can develop great new mobile services that give people even more options for connecting. 8. Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp was closely related to the Internet.org vision.
  8. 8. 15-07-2014A Billion Dollar Deal.
  9. 9. 15-07-2014A Billion Dollar Deal.