And I don’t care too much, really. I care that WhatsApp will be owned by a company that’s too big to fail, so that would guarantee me a long and prosperous lifeline with it, but overall, I don’t see any negatives. Of course, if Facebook decides to start adding ads, I will complain, but from what I gather, registering my wife up this morning with WhatsApp, it seems like they will charge me 99 cents per year to keep it going ad free. At least that’s what the news said too. WhatsApp will remain free of ads. I don’t mind that at all.
What’s really cool is that the guy that created WhatsApp, Brian Acton, applied to work for Twitter and Facebook and was denied, only have them pay him THAT much money. I guess that was a bad investment on their part. Karma’s a bitch!
Smart business decision? Definitely.