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06/10/2014 Facebook completes acquisition of WhatsApp

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Why did Facebook buy WhatsApp?

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Zuckerberg on WhatsApp acquisition

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Facebook's WhatsApp deal explained in 60 seconds - BBC News

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BILLION $$$ MERGER: Facebook Signs Deal with WhatsApp, Buying it for $19 Billion

Months after a venture capital financing round at a $1.5 billion valuation, Facebook announced it was acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion, its largest acquisition to date. The acquisition caused a considerable number of users to move, or try out other message services as well.