Technology world was shocked by the deal between Facebook and WhatsApp. Instant messaging application WhatsApp purchased by Facebook with a dowry valued at 19 billion U.S. Dollars.
WhatsApp acquired by Facebook with a value of 19 Billion Dollars, Beat Nokia PriceWith the value of it, many observers and analysts consider that Facebook is gambling with poured huge funds only for an instant messaging application. The figure also beat the value of Nokia's mobile division and also Motorola.
For the record, in last september Nokia bought Microsoft valued at 7.2 billion U.S. dollars. Nokia's mobile division and devices clearly have a name and a boon for Microsoft to acquire Nokia.
In addition, Lenovo last month also annexed Motorola worth 2.91 billion U.S. dollars. Motorola previously owned by Google.
Seeing acquisitions among large companies, obviously WhatsApp value higher than Nokia and Motorola. Even when combined, the value of Motorola and Nokia still less than WhatsApp.
Then, if the price is too expensive WhatsApp? WhatsApp clear that Facebook has acquired the calculation and may have a strategy that is not a lot of thought to. With the presence of a business unit WhatsApp into Facebook, then Facebook is now the ruler in the realm of social networking and instant messaging.
WhatsApp Facebook itself acquired in 3 stages. The first phase is a $ 4 billion cash U.S. Dollars. The second stage is the distribution of Facebook shares worth 12 billion U.S. dollars. For the record, the board of directors (employees) WhatsApp will also earn extra money in the form of shares worth 3 billion U.S. dollars.