This morning it was announced that Facebook has agreed to purchase Whatsapp for US $19 billion. Whatsapp is a popular, fast-growing mobile messaging platform and, with this agreement, becomes Facebook’s largest ever acquisition – bigger than any previously made by Google, Apple or Microsoft.
Experts have commented on a variety of reasons that makes the acquisition unsurprising. For a different angle on the story, see this image from Prospect Visual that shows the relationships that exist between individuals at both companies.
And here’s a few more details on how Jonathan G Heiliger and Jim Goetz are connected:
It turns out that Facebook and Whatsapp have been friends for a long time…