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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.

650 Castro Street

Suite 120-219

Mountain View, CA 

United States

Founded in 2009

Key Executives for WhatsApp Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Age: 41
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

WhatsApp Inc. Key Developments

The Federal of German Consumer Organizations File Data Suit Against WhatsApp

A German consumer group has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against WhatsApp over its data gathering and sharing practices. The Federal of German Consumer Organizations announced that it filed the suit at Berlin's state court. It argued that WhatsApp collects and stores data in part illegally and passes them on to Facebook.

WhatsApp Inc. Presents at The Wall Street Journal’s annual technology conference, Oct-25-2016 01:35 PM

WhatsApp Inc. Presents at The Wall Street Journal’s annual technology conference, Oct-25-2016 01:35 PM. Venue: Montage, Laguna Beach, California, United States. Speakers: Brian Acton, Co-Founder, Jan Koum, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder.

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