Jump to navigation
WhatsApp iPhone screen close-up

Google has denied it made a bid for WhatsApp, a week after the messaging company was bought out by Facebook in a colossal $19 billion (£11 billion) deal.

Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Google’s Android chief said: “We never made an offer to acquire [WhatsApp]. Press reports to the contrary are simply untrue.”

He went on to call WhatsApp an "exciting product" and admitted that the two companies had spoken in the past about working together.

Previous chatter had suggested the Mountain View firm had made a $10 billion offer, with a deal made whereby WhatsApp would inform it of any other takeover bid.

Facebook is hoping its huge investment will allow it to access new users in developing territories.

WhatsApp already has almost 500 million users worldwide, with plans to grow that number using the social network’s massive marketing clout.

Source:

The Telegraph

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • nicktyler00 1 hour ago iPhone 6: new photos could... So it is going to come with a built in 'come steal my new phone' beacon so all the undesirables can tell...
  • Ilikepear 4 hours ago iPhone 6: new photos could... Sapphire coating + NFC + Wireless Charging + Extra Antenna + Notification Light + LED TrueTone Flash +...
  • Jeff 7 hours ago Nokia Lumia 930 review Love the look and feel of the Nokia and Windows 8.1 on the phone but it's a tiny bit too chunky for me....

Search news

Categories