Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president at Google, who supervises Android, Chrome and Google Apps has denied all rumors about the Google’s $10 billion or more than $19 billion offers for WhatsApp acquisition.
The denial has come from the halls of Mobile World Congress 2014, which closed yesterday in Barcelona, Spain. Pichai has admitted that the two companies have conversed several times to agree on the opportunity to work side by side, but nothing happened, which can be constituted as a real offer.
“Whatsapp was definitely an exciting product,” He said in his speech. “We never made an offer to acquire them. Press reports to the contrary are simply untrue.”
Mark Zuckerberg was the star of MWC 2014, and he spoke of access to the Internet, which is still a mirage for over two-thirds of the world population and WhatsApp acquisition will help to overcome the obstacle of the digital divide in many parts of the world, bringing over 1.7 billion people together.
To no surprise, the social network in blue has started to put its experience and strength, spreading the messaging app at first place and introducing new features, then.
Apparently, the first results weren’t what the CEO of Facebook expected. In very day after the announcement of WhatsApp deal, the messaging service had some interruptions and consequently millions of people departed opting the rivals’ platform. Among competitive apps, Telegram has benefited the most and registered about 4.95 million new users and tracked 8 million downloads.