WhatsApp Hits 1 Billion Users, Fulfilling Zuckerberg's Promise

  • Service's next milestone, making money, is far in the future
  • Facebook not yet under pressure to monetize messaging app

Facebook's Next Forays: Messenger and China Opportunities

When Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg agreed to pay a staggering $19 billion for WhatsApp Inc. in February 2014, his justification was simple: The messaging service was expected to reach 1 billion users and become essential for a sizable slice of the world population.

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