February 21, 2014 / 3:53 PM / in 4 years

TAKE A LOOK-Facebook to buy mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp

Feb 21 (Reuters) - Facebook will buy 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 > In Asia, WhatsApp posts mixed message for Facebook

BACKGROUND STORIES > 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 > 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)

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