Will Google Acquire WhatsApp?

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Thanks to the rumors about Google Babel, we’ve be talking a lot recently about the company’s efforts to unify all its messaging systems under one roof. So far, that’s looked to Google rounding-up all its in-house products which offer messaging, but could Google also be looking to augment its own services as part of a broader messaging strategy? We’re wondering just that, after hearing the rumor that Google could be trying to purchase WhatsApp.

This follows December’s rumors that Facebook might be trying to snag WhatsApp, which never did come to pass. Supposedly, Google’s been talking with WhatsApp for about a month now, and that WhatsApp has been trying to get Google’s offer up to around one billion dollars.

Of course, even if Google does acquire WhatsApp, that doesn’t mean that it will get bundled-in to Babel, and it could very well live on (for the immediate future, at least) as the same app users have come to know and love. Still, this is very much a rumor for the moment, and much like the Facebook one, this too could sublimate away into nothingness.

Source: Digital Trends
Via: iClarified

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!