Archives for February 2014

Facebook To Buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion in Cash and Stock

Facebook is buying WhatsApp, the widely popular communications app for smartphones that has 450 million users a month.

WhatsApp has grown massively since its inception – in the calendar year 2013 its users sent 18 billion messages and received 36 billion in return – a massive number that is fully three times the previous year’s metrics. The purchase would be the biggest Internet deal since Time Warner’s $124 billion merger with AOL in 2001, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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Google Increased Number of Categories Available Internationally

Google announced a major increase in the number of categories available internationally. Google business community manager Jade Wang posted an announcement in Google Product Forums, saying that the move comes based on feedback from merchants.

Wondering: Why hadn’t already done that?

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