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Chủ đề: Facebook mua lại WhatsApp với giá 16 tỷ USD


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    Facebook mua lại WhatsApp với giá 16 tỷ USD



    Sau thương vụ Viber trị giá 900 triệu USD cách đây vài ngày, mạng xã hội ảo Facebook đã công bố thông tin chấn động với thương vụ mua lại WhatsApp với giá trị lên đến 16 tỷ USD. Facebook sẽ trả 4 tỷ USD tiền mặt và 12 tỷ USD cổ phiếu của hãng cho WhatsApp để thông qua thương vụ này. Ngoài ra, Facebook còn trả thêm 3 tỷ USD cổ phiếu hạn chế chuyển nhượng dành cho các sáng lập viên WhatsApp cũng như nhân viên trong 4 năm. Hãng Facebook cho biết sẽ sử dụng WhatsApp để cải thiện dịch vụ nhắn tin đa nền tảng của mình trong tương lai nhưng WhatsApp vẫn được phát triển độc lập riêng với thương hiệu của mình. Hiện tại thì WhatsApp đang có lượng người dùng khoảng 450 triệu người với khối lượng tin nhắn xử lý mõi ngày được cho là đã vượt qua dịch vụ nhắn tin SMS truyền thống.

    Tham khảo: Facebook

    Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp
    February 19, 2014

    • Acquisition accelerates Facebook’s ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world
    • Leading mobile messaging company will continue to operate independently and retain its brand
    • WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum to join Facebook Board of Directors

    MENLO PARK, CALIF. – February 19, 2014 – Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company, for a total of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares. The agreement also provides for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees that will vest over four years subsequent to closing.
    WhatsApp has built a leading and rapidly growing real-time mobile messaging service, with:

    • Over 450 million people using the service each month;
    • 70% of those people active on a given day;
    • Messaging volume approaching the entire global telecom SMS volume; and
    • Continued strong growth, currently adding more than 1 million new registered users per day.

    The acquisition supports Facebook and WhatsApp’s shared mission to bring more connectivity and utility to the world by delivering core internet services efficiently and affordably. The combination will help accelerate growth and user engagement across both companies.
    “WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “I’ve known Jan for a long time and I’m excited to partner with him and his team to make the world more open and connected.”
    Jan Koum, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO, said, “WhatsApp’s extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide. We’re excited and honored to partner with Mark and Facebook as we continue to bring our product to more people around the world.”
    Facebook fosters an environment where independent-minded entrepreneurs can build companies, set their own direction and focus on growth while also benefiting from Facebook’s expertise, resources and scale. This approach is working well with Instagram, and WhatsApp will operate in this manner. WhatsApp’s brand will be maintained; its headquarters will remain in Mountain View, CA; Jan Koum will join Facebook’s Board of Directors; and WhatsApp’s core messaging product and Facebook’s existing Messenger app will continue to operate as standalone applications.
    Upon closing of the deal, all outstanding shares of WhatsApp capital stock and options to purchase WhatsApp capital stock will be cancelled in exchange for $4 billion in cash and 183,865,778 shares of Facebook Class A common stock (worth $12 billion based on the average closing price of the six trading days preceding February 18, 2014 of $65.2650 per share). In addition, upon closing, Facebook will grant 45,966,444 restricted stock units to WhatsApp employees (worth $3 billion based on the average closing price of the six trading days preceding February 18, 2014 of $65.2650 per share). As of February 17, 2014, Facebook had 2,551,654,996 Class A and B shares outstanding plus approximately 139 million dilutive securities primarily consisting of unvested RSUs. The Class A common stock and RSUs issued to WhatsApp shareholders and employees upon closing will represent 7.9% of Facebook shares based on current shares and RSUs outstanding.
    In the event of termination of the Merger Agreement under certain circumstances principally related to a failure to obtain required regulatory approvals, the Merger Agreement provides for Facebook to pay WhatsApp a fee of $1 billion in cash and to issue to WhatsApp a number of shares of Facebook’s Class A common stock equal to $1 billion based on the average closing price of the ten trading days preceding such termination date.
    Facebook was advised by Allen & Company LLC and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; and WhatsApp was advised by Morgan Stanley and Fenwick & West, LLP.
    Webcast and Conference Call Information
    Facebook will host a 30-minute conference call to discuss the acquisition at 3:00 pm PT / 6:00pm ET today. The dial-in number for the call is (866) 751-3284 (toll free) and (973) 935-8772 (international), conference ID: 2907041. The live webcast of the call can be accessed at the Facebook Investor Relations website at investor.fb.com. Facebook uses the website http://investor.fb.com as a means of disclosing material non-public information and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD.
    Following the call, a replay will be available at the same website. A telephonic replay will be available for one week following the conference call at (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406, conference ID 2907041.
    About Facebook
    Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
    About WhatsApp
    WhatsApp is a personal real-time messaging network allowing millions of people around the world to stay connected with their friends and family.


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    WhatsApp đang phát triển với tốc độ chóng mặt và sẽ cạnh tranh với dịch vụ tin nhắn của Facebook nên tốt nhất là thâu tóm nó



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    Cứ làm như Apple đó. Đứa nào cạnh tranh thì mua rồi đóng nó là xong!


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    Quote Nguyên văn bởi Ben Xem bài viết
    Cứ làm như Apple đó. Đứa nào cạnh tranh thì mua rồi đóng nó là xong!
    Chính xác, trước đó Facebook đã từng mua lại dịch vụ nhắn tin di động Beluga, để nó hoạt động độc lập trong vài tháng (để trấn an người dùng) trước khi xác nhập vào Messager và đóng cửa em nó. Thiệt là bá đạo!



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