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WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton: We’ll Bring Facebook ‘Another Billion Users’

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As soon as the ink dried on Facebook’s acquisition of messaging application WhatsApp, industry leaders questioned whether the social network overpaid with its $19 billion buy. So why did Facebook do it? WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton discussed how the company can help Facebook in the future at an event in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday night, hosted by Stanford University-spawned startup incubator StartX.

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Iranian Prosecutor Denies Report That Mark Zuckerberg Was Ordered To Appear In Court

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Confusion reigns in Iran, as AP reported that Shiraz Chief Prosecutor Ali Alghasimehr told official news agency IRNA that a report Tuesday by “semiofficial” news agency ISNA that Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was ordered to appear in court over alleged privacy violations by Facebook-owned applications WhatsApp and Instagram was untrue.

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Facebook Seeks EC Review Of WhatsApp Deal, Rather Than Facing Probes In Several Countries

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Hoping to avoid dealing with antitrust investigations by several countries in the European Union regarding its $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, Facebook requested that the EU’s central antitrust authority, the European Commission, conduct a review of the transaction, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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