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Say What?: Facebook Acquires WhatsApp For $19B

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February 19, 2014
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Facebook shelled out a ton of cash to buy up one of its chief rivals in mobile messaging. Video provided by Newsy


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FACTBOX: Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for a Whopping $19 Billion

FACTBOX: Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for a Whopping $19 Billion

Reuters - Business Video Online (Feb. 19, 2014) Facebook will buy fast-growing text messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, as the world's largest social network looks for ways to boost its popularity, especially among teens. Video provided by Reuters
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Zuckerberg on WhatsApp, Internet Access for All

Zuckerberg on WhatsApp, Internet Access for All

AP (Feb. 24, 2014) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed his acquisition of WhatsApp and the future of Internet.org at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. (Feb. 24) Video provided by AP
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Facebook Makes Users Feel Worse Study Says

Facebook Makes Users Feel Worse Study Says

Buzz60 (Aug. 16, 2013) A study by researchers at the University of Michigan is adding to the stack of studies that say Facebook makes its users feel bad about themselves. It also finds that increased Facebook use means less intimate interaction, and says people tend to turn to Facebook when they are feeling lonely.
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Facebook: 10 Years Old and Still "Scaling Up"

Facebook: 10 Years Old and Still "Scaling Up"

TheStreet (Feb. 4, 2014) Facebook employees take their time when it matters most, and that patience has enabled the company to grow tremendously over the past ten years, says Robert Sutton, author of "Scaling Up Excellence". Also helping Facebook's growth was CEO Mark Zuckerberg's early decision to put product over profits. If Facebook wants to continue scaling up, says Sutton, it needs to emulate Google as it matures and make a transition to a different type of workforce, which is more focused on the needs of the employee and his or her family. Video provided by TheStreet
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