Facebook buys WhatsApp

Created: 02/20/2014 6:17 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

It's a popular service that lets millions of people share text, photos and videos on their smartphones and that's one of the main reasons Facebook has snatched up WhatsApp.

The social networking site has paid $19 billion for the messaging service. The deal is bigger than any acquisition by Google, Microsoft or Apple. And it's raising questions about whether technology companies are going too far in snapping up promising new products or services.

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