Report: Google offered to pay WhatsApp for an acquisition talk notice

Posted Feb 20, 2014


Over six months ago, Google offered to pay WhatsApp for the right to be notified if they entered acquisition talks with other companies. WhatsApp turned down the offer, which was reportedly worth millions of dollars. On Wednesday, Facebook announced it was acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion. Had WhatsApp agree to the Google deal, there could have been a bidding war.
[Source: TheInformation]