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  • 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 $19B deal

    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.

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    Facebook's staggering $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is a sign of sheer "desperation", according to one industry watcher, who argues that the social networking giant has overpaid for the mobile-messaging start-up. Do you agree? Vote in our poll.

  • WhatsApp deal could benefit Facebook: Pro

    Robert Pavlik, Chief Market Strategist at Banyan Partners, explains how Facebook will eventually benefit from purchasing mobile messaging firm WhatsApp.

  • Reading into Facebook-WhatsApp deal

    Calling the deal "massively overpaid", Rob Enderle, President & Principal Analyst, Enderle Group, says Facebook's purchase of mobile messaging firm WhatsApp is a sign of desperation to retain users.

  • Staggering price tag for Facebook-WhatsApp deal: Pro

    Dan Greenhaus, Chief Global Strategist at BTIG, discusses Facebook's decision to buy mobile messaging company WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars.

  • WhatsApp screens for Android

    Facebook has agreed to acquire WhatsApp in a deal of approximately $16 billion, including $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares.

  • Stocks finished near session lows in volatile trading Wednesday, with the Nasdaq snapping an eight-day winning streak, as investors digested minutes from the Fed's latest policy meeting.

  • Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday.

  • Instagram slowly rolls out ads

    Breaking down Facebook's success and how advertising through Instagram is driving the social networking site's stock to new levels, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Mike Isaac, Re/code senior editor.

  • Facebook's Paper mobile app

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

  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah is getting a lot of votes in the CNBC 25 poll seeking the most influential leaders of the past 25 years. Is she influential—or just popular?

  • A Spotify job posting adds to speculation that the Swedish start-up is preparing for a share listing.

  • Happy Tuesday. You'll be shocked, just shocked, to know that it's snowing here on the East Coast.

  • The Google campus has numerous green buildings designed for minimum power usage that helps reduce the company's carbon footprint.

    Google is moving to solar, wind and other alternative energies to power its data centers and banks of servers.

  • Facebook is executing: Trader

    How Facebook stacks up against LinkedIn as an investment, with FMHR traders Stephen Weiss and Josh Brown.

  • Wall Street guys never used to have to work this hard to get the girl.

    Saying you worked on Wall Street used to have status. Now, the ladies think you're just a jerk who ruined the economy. Here's how to win her over.

  • Will you learn something? Will you make connections? Will they PAY you? See Glassdoor's advice on the best place to secure an internship.

  • Facebook's new feature lets users choose a custom gender pronoun for how they want to be referred to on the social network. Re/code reports.

  • Target is teaming up with three top Pinterest pinners to create collections for the retailer. One expert said more retailers will follow suit.