For $16 billion former Yahoo engineers Brian Acton and Jan Koum just made the deal of a lifetime with agreement today allowing Whatsapp to be acquired by Facebook. Facebook is purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. The deal is being cut for $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and an additional $3 billion in RSUs for employee retention.
With the internet, Messaging apps are becoming one of the most competitive sectors of the tech industry.
So basically, dollar amount per user that Facebook paid Whatsapp for: $16 billion for 450million users i.e $35.5 per contact no. of a user. #FreeTheWeb