WhatsApp exec says there are no sale talks with Google

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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10 Comments

1. madridista

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

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

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

3. Simmo3D

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 09, 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.

4. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

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

5. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea bb fans now using Android apps and google services.

6. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

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

7. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 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.

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

One Word: Cheers

10. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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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