TAKE A LOOK-Facebook buys mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp

Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:02pm EST
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Feb 24 (Reuters) - Facebook acquired mobile-messging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in a landmark deal that places the world's largest social network close to the heart of mobile communications and may bring young users into the fold. Click the links below to see Reuters stories. LATEST NEWS > Facebook CEO riding high - for now, after WhatsApp deal > WhatsApp to add voice calls after Facebook acquisition BACKGROUND STORIES > In Asia, WhatsApp posts mixed message for Facebook > Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 bln in deal shocker > Wall Street sees sense in Facebook's WhatsApp buy > For WhatsApp, keeping things simple is a draw and handicap > With WhatsApp deal, Sequoia Capital burnishes reputation > Goldman Sachs misses out on WhatsApp, 2014's top deals > What's WhatsApp? A messages service that spans borders

MARKET REACTION > BlackBerry shares surge after Facebook bid for WhatsApp > Naver shares dive on Facebook's buy of WhatsApp BREAKINGVIEWS > Facebook stock is not so different from Bitcoin > How on earth can Facebook justify WhatsApp price? > No algorithm makes Facebook-WhatsApp deal compute REUTERS INSIDER VIDEO > What's inside WhatsApp? reut.rs/1dScP7J > Expect more disruption from messaging reut.rs/1gm8DLB > Facebook's WhatsApp deal by the numbers reut.rs/1dQzUYq > FACTBOX: Facebook to buy WhatsApp reut.rs/1hwr9pV > WhatsApp's worth it - analysts reut.rs/1dRAN2P > Techquity: Facebook overpays for WhatsApp reut.rs/1ds5AmA > Breakingviews: Mark Zuckerberg's wizardry reut.rs/1glniGS (Compiled by Alden Bentley)