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November 28, 2015 9:06 PM ET

Internet Software and Services

Company Overview of WhatsApp Inc.

Company Overview

WhatsApp Inc. operates as a cross-platform mobile messaging company. The company’s cross-platform communication application allows users to exchange unlimited text and multimedia messages, such as audio, video, and photo messages without having to pay for short messaging service fees. It supports iPhone, blackberry, android, windows, Nokia, and symbian platforms. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Santa Clara, California. As of October 6, 2014, WhatsApp Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Facebook, Inc.

3561 Homestead Road

Suite 416

Santa Clara, CA 95010

United States

Founded in 2009

Key Executives for WhatsApp Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Age: 39
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

WhatsApp Inc. Key Developments

WhatsApp Inc. to Add Voice to Messaging Service

WhatsApp Inc. will soon be offering a voice service. The voice service will be deployed for Android and iPhones this spring, with Blackberry and Microsoft and Nokia phones coming later. WhatsApp currently has a voice function but only in note form. This new service will be live.

Facebook, Inc., WhatsApp Inc. - M&A Call

Facebook, Inc., WhatsApp Inc. - M&A Call

VimpelCom Ltd. and WhatsApp Inc. Partners to Deliver Consumer Offers Based on the WhatsApp Application and Services for VimpelCom Customers

VimpelCom Ltd. and WhatsApp Inc. announced a partnership to deliver consumer offers based on the WhatsApp application and services for VimpelCom customers. The partnership with WhatsApp will enable VimpelCom to provide enhanced internet communication services within its bundled tariff plans, and to drive mobile internet usage and revenues. VimpelCom customers will enjoy innovative mobile messaging and social offers including full WhatsApp functionalities like group messaging, sharing pictures, video messages, voice messages, contacts and locations. With over 350 million monthly active users, WhatsApp is a world leader in mobile messaging. WhatsApp has set out to build a product that can be used on any smartphone from anywhere in the world. VimpelCom and WhatsApp have agreed to work together to make it accessible for users to communicate simply, quickly and affordably.

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