Facebook revealed in a Form D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday that it sold nearly $13.8 billion of equity in the company, without registration, as part of a merger, likely its acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, which closed earlier this month.
New Facebook director and WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum filed a Form 4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday detailing Facebook stock he received as part of the closing of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp.
Will users of Facebook’s Messenger applications feel comfortable enough to send sawbucks via the apps, instead of stickers? TechCrunch shared screenshots captured by Andrew Aude, a computer-science student at Stanford University, confirming the existence of coding within the iOS version of the app that would enable payment processing.
With Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp now completed following European Commission approval last week, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum and co-founder and vice president Brian Acton were on the receiving end of financial rewards announced by Facebook Monday.
Confirming last week’s predictions, the European Commission, the central antirust authority of the European Union, approved Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, which was originally announced in February.
The European Union will announce its unconditional regulatory approval of Facebook’s $19 billion deal to acquire cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters Thursday.
How has Facebook’s removal of its messaging functions from its flagship applications in favor of its stand-alone Messenger apps impacted usage of the latter?
Facebook’s acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp may still be pending, but that hasn’t stopped scammers from using it as bait.
The European Commission, the antitrust authority of the European Union, will decide on Facebook’s proposed acquisition of cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp by Oct. 3, and the EC will do so armed with detailed information from questionnaires sent to companies including telecommunications operators, other social-networking sites and Internet-service providers, The Wall Street Journal reported.