Facts about last year acquisition, Facebook being a social network dazed by its acquirement of the Instagram app for an unbelievable $1 billion, and today, according to the new reports surfaced with the revelation that Google could be next in like to knock over a billion-buck social app. Google has from the past till now has acquired 100 companies, with its largest acquisition being the purchase of Motorola Mobility, a mobile device manufacturing company. Now, Google has reportedly been in talks for the past month to acquire WhatsApp Messenger. The cross-platform instant messaging app serving iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Phone, is a life-saver to those looking for a hassle-free mode for communication that the search giant is very interested in buying it.
Internet rumor has it that the Big G have already been rebuffed, with WhatsApp, founded by former Yahoo! pioneers Brian Acton and Jan Koum, is said to be holding out with a final price expected to top out near the hallowed one billion dollars mark ($1 billion).
If the news is accurate, then it would be pretty significant, and also be astonished. Google’s mobile messaging department could surely brace, and draft in WhatsApp would certainly be an easy task for Mountain View-based company to achieve this. Although, it has long since been reckoned that Google’s ‘Babel’ chat will be an all-encompassing communications service, and with GTalk already been most popular, strong feature of the GApps on Android, the sudden action beneficial to the user base WhatsApp has aggregated in its four years of existence.
Google buying WhatsApp, would be a big statement of intent when acknowledged that the quality of its messaging services have fallen below asset. It would also, as many perceived as a motive to Facebook’s Instagram purchase, eliminate one of the best competitors in this field, helping Google quickly place itself among the likes and shares of Facebook Messenger and Apple iMessage soon.
Google has also said to be working on a unified chat system known as Babble. Unless Google Babel is, contrary to reports, not culminating into the great service Google needs to make its presence known in the IM market, then it could be possible why the company is rumored to be considering WhatsApp. However, WhatsApp is seen as providing a simple entry point into Google’s tangled common world which handles tens of billions of messages a day, and if it were to provide the engine for the upcoming Babel service, Google would have one hell of a beast to unleash. (via Gizmodo)