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February 19th, 2014
10:50 PM ET

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion

Facebook's $19 billion buy.

The social media giant announcing Wednesday that it has just bought a mobile messaging app called WhatsApp.

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion

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.


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  1. Paul brian

    Ukrainians,calm down and focus on devolping your nation

    February 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Huh... some girl in South Africa persuaded me to download that a couple days ago. Also heard it mentioned by my cuz in India.

    Maybe Zuck is expanding his access to the international user base?

    February 20, 2014 at 10:32 am | Reply

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