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On WhatsApp Is Just What Facebook Needed

Hi Vivek,

Thanks for reading and for your comment. I completely agree, the valuations on these companies has gotten out of control and there's certainly a large amount of luck involved with being in the right place at the right time. At the end of the day, it's just about how much potential revenue Facebook sees in these new 450M members and what that's worth to them.

- Ezra

PS- PolicyMic ran a great article called "15 Things Cheaper than WhatsApp", including the entire world's music industry and the cost of providing clean water to the entire world for a whole year. I'd recommend checking it out: http://www.policymic.com/articles/82945/15-things-that-are-cheaper-than-whatsapp

February 25, 2014    View Comment    

On WhatsApp Is Just What Facebook Needed

Thanks for commenting John, I'm glad you agree. Facebook really flexed some muscle with this purchase proving that they're prepared to envelope any company that's a potential threat to outdo them; that's a pretty powerful message. I can't see this not going down as a brilliant purchase even years from now (think Disney's purchase of Pixar).

- Ezra

February 21, 2014    View Comment    

On WhatsApp Is Just What Facebook Needed

Thanks for reading Madhava, I'm glad you enjoyed. It's certainly expensive though at $42/user, it's not so much out of the range of what people are paying for comparable companies-- just that most of those comps don't have 450M active users. I think that this will end up being a smart move for Facebook.

- Ezra

February 21, 2014    View Comment    

On Beginner's Guide to Hashtags, Mentions, and Replies

Hi Adriana,


Thanks fo reading, I'm glad you learned something from my post!

- Ezra

February 6, 2014    View Comment    
 
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