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Facebook acquires WhatsApp for $19 billion

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Facebook is paying $19 billion in cash and stock for a company that employs just 55 people. 

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services in the world, attracting more than a million new users daily. Here to tell us what's up with WhatsApp is Take Two regular Devindra Hardawar, National Mobile Editor for VentureBeat.