The founder of WhatsApp Jan Koum was living on food stamps before launching a messaging platform that was just sold to the social media giant, Facebook for $19 billion.
Koum was raised in Ukraine, immigrating in the early 1990s to the United States with his mother as a teenager.
CNN's Bill Weir is OutFront with a real life rags-to-riches story.
Facebook's $19 billion buy.
The social media giant announcing Wednesday that it has just bought a mobile messaging app called WhatsApp.
It's Facebook's largest buy ever, but is it worth it? And what the heck is WhatsApp?
CNN Technology analyst Brett Larson and Mediaite's Joe Concha are OutFront.
The market takes a sharp drop.
Stocks were down nearly 200 points after the Federal Reserve announced it's reducing stimulus spending by another $10 billion a month.
Despite recent volatility in the market, the move underscores the Fed's confidence in an economic recovery.
To break this all down, Erin Burnett's friend and former colleague Jim Cramer is OutFront. He's the author of the new book,"Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully."
Google, the tech giant is now the proud owner of Boston Dynamics, a company that's been building robots for the Pentagon for years.
Robots that can crawl, walk, run and jump. Google, which started out as a search engine is known for its wild projects.
Google's purchase of Boston Dynamics, makes it the seventh robotics firm over the past six months.
So, why robots?
OutFront: Spence Ackerman is the national security editor for the Guardian.
Twitter's HUGE day.
— Twitter (@twitter) November 7, 2013
The social media company's stock made a dramatic debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
While Twitter's stock was priced way above original expectations, at 26 dollars per share, it surged in its first day out of the gate.
It closed at $44.90, up nearly 73 percent. But, how did Twitter earned its wings?
CNN's Erin Burnett reports.
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