Dominic Rushe at The Guardian quoting an unnamed Silicon Valley source:
Probably five people are going to be rich beyond belief, the rest are going to be rich and there’s an admin assistant who right now is picking out the colour of her Lamborghini.
A rather staggering deal by Facebook to purchase WhatsApp for USD$19 billion. I think they’ve earned that valuation, and have closed a deal at the right time. Facebook would have been feeling pressured in this space.
On a personal level, I love WhatsApp. It totally changed how often I keep in touch with my geographically dispersed family. More than email or social networks ever did. I’m a little nervous how this will play out. Hopefully Facebook subscribe to “if it ain’t broke…”