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  • WhatsApp's new billionaires     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp will make some unknown investors very wealthy, CNBC's Josh Lipton reports.

  • Google lost the WhatsApp deal: Pro     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Discussing the high price of Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp and what it means Google and Apple, with Amir Efrati, reporter for The Information; Lou Kerner, Social Internet Fund founder & managing partner; and CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Why WhatsApp's $16 billion price tag makes sense Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    The mobile-messaging application WhatsApp and the Facebook app are displayed along with other apps on an Apple iPhone.

    Facebook takes a big step toward mobile with its acquisition of WhatsApp, a start-up with a working business model.

  • Forget Jobs, Gates—here are the names to know Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Tim Berners-Lee

    When it comes to the most influential in tech, you might jump to Jobs and Gates. But here the names you really need to know, these pros say.

  • Social media faceoff: Zuckerberg vs. Dorsey Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg

    Determining who belongs on CNBC's list of business influencers has led to spirited debates. How about Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey?

  • CNBC 25 faceoff: Zuckerberg vs. Dorsey     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Carl Quintanilla take a look at two social media visionaries, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey.

  • Feb 20- Facebook Inc's purchase of fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion stunned the markets but analysts said the deal made strategic sense as it will solidify the social network's position as a leader in mobile. Facebook shares fell as much as 3 percent in early trading, erasing $5.2 billion from the company's market value.

  • Facebook deal hinges on user engagement: Pro     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    Chris Baggini, senior portfolio manager at Turner Titan Fund, and Youssef Squali, Cantor Fitzgerald's global head of Internet and media research, analyze the Facebook-WhatsApp deal.

  • What WhatsApp means for Twitter     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    BuzzFeed President and COO Jon Steinberg discusses how Facebook's purchase of the messaging service will affect Twitter.

  • "We've been obsessed about this company," says Buzzfeed President and COO Jon Steinberg.

  • Zuckerberg: WhatsApp users incredibly valuable     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $16 billion. CNBC's Julia Boorstin breaks down the user growth and engagement data of the messaging service.

  • Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on Facebook's $16 billion deal to acquire the messaging startup and what it signals about the company's future focus. What Facebook has done is essentially doubled its utility value, Mahaney says.

  • WhatsApp-ing with Facebook?     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    This really gives Facebook a tremendous share of time spent on mobile devices, says Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, sharing his thoughts on whether Facebook's $16 billion bet will pay off.

  • Facebook acquiring startup WhatsApp     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the deal is about connecting more people, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin, with the latest details of the $16 billion acquisition.

  • Facebook buys WhatsApp: A desperate move? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    Facebook's staggering $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp has stunned some industry watchers who see the move as a sign of sheer "desperation."

  • Facebook buying WhatsApp in $16B deal     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    Bob Peck, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst, discusses Facebook's acquisition of messaging startup WhatsApp. The price they're paying is about $42 dollars per user, it's not a bad deal, says Peck.

  • Feb 19- Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock in a landmark deal that places the world's largest social network closer to the heart of mobile communications and may bring younger users into the fold.

  • UPDATE 2-Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    Feb 19- Facebook Inc will buy fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, as the world's largest social network looks for ways to boost its popularity, especially among a younger crowd. But it underscores Facebook's determination to win the market for messaging, an indispensable utility in a mobile era.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Facebook Inc. founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife topped a list of the biggest U.S. philanthropic donors in 2013, giving away nearly $1 billion, the Chronicle of Philanthropy said on Monday.

  • Kudlow: President Obama’s work trap Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    President Barack Obama repeats his message from his State of the Union address to raise the minimum wage at a Costco Store in Lanham, Md.

    A new CBO report Obamacare removes the incentive to work for many Americans. Larry argues that this creates a work trap instead of creating an opportunity ladder.

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