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Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:
FMHR trader Stephanie Link thinks Facebook's story is "very impressive," and explains why she is buying the stock today on its deal with WhatsApp.
Facebook is paying $16 billion for messaging service WhatsApp. Dan Primack, Fortune.com senior editor thinks the telecom companies should be worried, and Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO & editor-in-chief, thinks this is a good deal.
Having trouble wrapping your head around Facebook's deal for WhatsApp? Just think of it like a big Instagram, one analyst tells CNBC.
Facebook has bought messaging service WhatsApp for $16 billion. Both Arvind Bhatia, Sterne Agee senior research analyst, and Brian Nowak, Susquehanna senior analyst, are positive on the deal.
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.
CNBC's Josh Lipton provides insight on the new billionaires of WhatsApp after Facebook announced it is buying the company for $16 billion.
Discussing Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $16 billion, with Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of Re/code.
Determining who belongs on CNBC's list of business influencers has led to spirited debates. How about Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey?
CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Carl Quintanilla take a look at two social media visionaries, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey.
Dennis Berman, Wall Street Journal business editor & columnist, and BuzzFeed president & COO Jon Steinberg, analyze the math behind Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp.
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.
Now that WhatsApp is off the market, CNBC's Julia Boorstin looks at what's next for Facebook.
Canadian tech stocks are now the rage, since they are trading at low valuations and discounted PE multiples to their U.S. counterparts.
Facebook's $16 billion purchase of WhatsApp launches an audacious salvo in the new war for time spent on mobile devices, tech analyst Richard Greenfield tells CNBC.
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.
Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $16 billion. CNBC's Julia Boorstin breaks down the user growth and engagement data of the messaging service.