ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE
BEHIND THE DEAL WhatsApp’s $19bn price tag left much of the tech world in shock and awe. Here are other noteworthy figures that have emerged in light of the acquisition: The number of times that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could have bought
with $19bn. The number of Nkandla homesteads Jacob Zuma could build (if you believe Thuli Madonsela’s December report). The amount that Facebook paid per WhatsApp employee (the company employs only 55 people). The amount that WhatsApp has paid for marketing and PR since its launch.