Positives to take from WhatsApp sharing personal data with Facebook

WhatsApp's decision to start sharing user data with Facebook has rightly made waves around the world, mostly for the wrong reasons, but there are still positives we can take from the situation. Firstly, WhatsApp was upfront about what it was planning to do, (handing over personal information including users' phone numbers to Facebook as part … Continue reading Positives to take from WhatsApp sharing personal data with Facebook

Facebook Buys WhatsApp For $16bn – Why Is It Worth That Much?

Facebook has been out on another spending spree, this time in the market for messaging services. Spending massively in excess of what it paid for Instagram, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $16 billion. Broken down, that's $4bn cash and $12bn in Facebook stock, along with a further $3bn in stock over the next four years. However, … Continue reading Facebook Buys WhatsApp For $16bn – Why Is It Worth That Much?