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WhatsApp exec says there are no sale talks with Google

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WhatsApp exec says there are no sale talks with Google
If you thought that the rumors of Google purchasing WhatsApp for $1 billion sounded too good to be true, you were right. A WhatsApp executive has told AllThingsD that not only is the company going to be sold to Google, but the two companies aren't even talking about a possible deal.

Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s business development head, told AllThingsD that there are no talks at all between the two companies. Unfortunately, Neeraj wouldn't expand any further on the subject. 

The original rumor claimed that the two companies were in the negotiating phase, and had been talking for four to five weeks about a deal. The rumor also said that WhatsApp was "playing hardball" and trying to push for a higher price. 

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 09 Apr 2013, 01:43

1. madridista (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


Grammar correction - "that not only is the company NOT going to be sold to Google..."

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 10:14

9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2358; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Technically, it's a word omission. There's nothing grammatically incorrect about that statement the way it is even though it's an incorrect statement.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 01:51 4

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Somehow, i'm glad!
But that's a huge amount of money to be denying, if the were really talking about it.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 02:42 2

3. Simmo3D (Posts: 8; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Thank god. Whatsapp... PLEASE DONT SELL OUT TO GOOGLE. I will stop using your product if you do.

Google will only buy you out, to eventually close you down and stick a whole bunch of ads in between. I loath Google.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 04:39 1

4. fsnas (Posts: 95; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


Google is the devil!!!!
thank god that Whatsapp is not selling!
the last two days i was thinking of moving to NAVAR Line!!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:13

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yea bb fans now using Android apps and google services.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:09

6. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Windows, MAC, Linux, Solaris people using Google search and even Gmail. Imagine that. Boggles the mind.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:12

7. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Meh. Other options will come up. New startups will appear. Then they will get popular and be bought by either Apple or Google and later get killed off. .... Wash, rinse, repeat.... The lucky apps developers get rich.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 09:04

8. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


One Word: Cheers

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 19:04

10. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 968; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I reckon google would've F****** the what's app eco system and then made it work better on android

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