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Research and Markets: Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp and Its Impact Assessment: an Asian Perspective

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp and Its Impact Assessment: an Asian Perspective" report to their offering.

On February 19, 2014, the world's largest social networking giant Facebook announced that it would buy a messaging app start-up WhatsApp for a whopping US$16 billion with an additional US$3 billion in restricted stock units vesting over the next four years. This report profiles the elements of motivation and strategic meanings behind the acquisition and examines its impact on the mobile applications industry from an Asian perspective.

List of Topics:

- Background of Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp, touching on elements of motivation and strategic implications

-Comparison of WhatsApp with other instant messaging service providers

- Facebook's opportunities and challenges after taking over WhatsApp and the impact on the mobile application industry

- Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include: Facebook, Gogolook, Google, HTC, Instagram, Naver, Skype, WeChat, WhatsApp, Xiaomi

Key Topics Covered:

1. Elements of Motivation

2. Strategic Implications


List of Figures

Companies Mentioned:

- Facebook

- Gogolook

- Google


- Instagram

- Naver

- Skype

- WeChat

- WhatsApp

- Xiaomi

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