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ujjwal soni
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The guy who started Whatsapp was turned down by Twitter and Facebook, 4 years later Facebook pays $19 Billion to buy his company.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/19/how-things-change/
 
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A crazy amount of money. I wonder why a company that has just a single, simple app is worth $ 19.000.000.000.
 
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User base.
 
Ulf Dittmer
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User base.

... and more specifically, a somewhat younger user base than FB has - an age group where FB has struggled to retain users lately. But it's still a lot of money for a company that -AFAIK- only makes money via the $1/y charge to users after 12 month. I bet users will start seeing ads in the not too distant future.
 
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"What are you saying?"

"I can't read".

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