ON THE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL SCENE

Finweek English Edition - - INSIGHT -

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.

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