So we hear rumors that Facebook is looking into buying messaging app WhatsApp. We do a post on it, writing simply that we are hearing those rumors and that Facebook might be interested in acquiring the startup.
At the time we had little idea of when this discussion happened, or any other details, but found it fascinating that Zuckerberg might be pursuing the world’s largest messaging startup. We wrote that we heard Facebook was interested, because that in and of itself was interesting.
Others refuted our post, and so did both companies – vaguely. Sources did tell Liz Gannes that Facebook had wanted to buy the startup, which is the market leader in the free messaging space, at some point in “the past.”