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  • Did investors miss the message on BlackBerry? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    BlackBerry Messenger

    WhatsApp's massive purchase price suggests Blackberry's BBM has real value. But Blackberry may not have what it takes to harvest it.

  • 'Talking Dead'; whassup; and blame NFL Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    This is Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, providing tidbits, insights and sarcastic reflections.

  • Midday movers: Conn's, Blackberry, Coca-Cola & more Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    NYSE exchange floor

    Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • FM trader Stephanie Link buys Facebook Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:22 PM ET
    FM trader Stephanie Link buys Facebook

    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 trying to own messaging: Pro Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Facebook trying to own messaging: Pro

    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.

  • Why Facebook valued WhatsApp at $16 billion Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16 billion.

    Having trouble wrapping your head around Facebook's deal for WhatsApp? Just think of it like a big Instagram, one analyst tells CNBC.

  • FB purchase of WhatsApp addresses 'tweens': Pro Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    FB purchase of WhatsApp addresses 'tweens': Pro

    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.

  • 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.

  • Latest billionaires in tech Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    Latest billionaires in tech

    CNBC's Josh Lipton provides insight on the new billionaires of WhatsApp after Facebook announced it is buying the company for $16 billion.

  • Messaging apps must have global footprint: Pro Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Messaging apps must have global footprint: Pro

    Discussing Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $16 billion, with Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of Re/code.

  • 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 25 faceoff: Zuckerberg vs. 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.

  • Evaluating Facebook's staggering deal Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Evaluating Facebook's staggering deal

    Dennis Berman, Wall Street Journal business editor & columnist, and BuzzFeed president & COO Jon Steinberg, analyze the math behind Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp.

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

    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.

  • Hot messaging apps on the market Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    Hot messaging apps on the market

    Now that WhatsApp is off the market, CNBC's Julia Boorstin looks at what's next for Facebook.

  • A darling of Wall Street: Canadian tech stocks Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    Canadian tech stocks are now the rage, since they are trading at low valuations and discounted PE multiples to their U.S. counterparts.

  • Facebook+WhatsApp, a bold move in mobile war: Pro Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    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.

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

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

  • WhatsApp the phone company of the future: Steinberg Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:05 AM ET
    WhatsApp the phone company of the future: Steinberg

    "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
    Zuckerberg: WhatsApp users incredibly valuable

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