Google offered WhatsApp $10 billion to sell, but was turned down for Facebook's $19 billion offer, according to a report.
The surprisingly brief report appeared today and said that two unnamed sources had confirmed that Google had offered the makers of WhatsApp $10 billion to buy the startup, according to Forbes.
Google chief Larry Page met with Jan Koum, WhatsApp's chief executive to prevent the sale to Facebook, according to The Information. While Page made a plea for independence rather than joining Facebook and its board of directors, Koum apparently decided to take the heftier deal.
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