Tag archive for ‘Brian Acton’
Jewish Business News On Friday, March 27th, 2015

WhatsApp: iPhone Users Will Make Voice Calls in ‘a Couple of Weeks’

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton this week told the Facebook F8 developers conference, where he shared the stage with Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, that Apple iPhone users will be able to make phone More...

Eli Horn On Friday, January 9th, 2015

Media Running Out of Superlatives for WhatsApp Dizzying Growth Rate – But Iran Is Not Amused

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp announced this week that it has reached 700 million users, a stunning achievement after starting at zero six years ago, especially considering that Christianity  took More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Revealed: WhatsApp’s Koum and Acton Get $9 Billion in Facebook Takeover Deal

Facebook’s acquisition of the messaging platform WhatsApp was a big win for Jan Koum and Brian Acton, WhatsApp Founders, as reported by ABC. They received a total of $9 billion or 116 million shares More...

Yoel Bermant On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

WhatsApp: Jan Koum – The Story Of A Man Who Kept It Simple

– Koum came from a simple background in Kiev, Ukraine in 1993  and  today became a multi-billionaire after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, with his share of the deal estimated to be More...

Clive Minchom On Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Agrees To Acquire Messaging Startup WhatsApp For $19 Billion

– – Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook announced it has agreed to acquire messaging start-up WhatsApp for the enormous sum of US$19 billion. Admittedly only US$4 billion is to be paid in cash More...

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