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Thoughts about my free iphone app - WhatsApp

Old Feb 21, 14, 10:00 am
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Awesome exit! Congrats on the M&M award redemption too - those are a total pain to get.
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Old Feb 21, 14, 12:42 pm
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Congratulations

If you would only let me buy your company with my credit card.
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Old Feb 21, 14, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by chx1975 View Post
Congratulations! (Btw. did you know that you can fly your own plane for seriously less than $19B? You could even buy Lufthansa in a pinch and have change left to the tunes of 7.5B dollars.)
I'm pretty sure buying a major airline at a valuation like that comes with a WHOLE mess of debt. It's be pretty funny though, and having seen what airline managers get up to it would be interesting thing to see a tech executive take it on. Hard to imagine them doing worse
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Old Feb 21, 14, 2:13 pm
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Smile

Congratulations, what an achievement!
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Old Feb 21, 14, 2:53 pm
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Congratulations! This is amazing. Facebook is also mentioned as a cheap stock looking out to 2016/17 earnings.

Here is an interesting article on the background of the founders!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...chocolate.html
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Old Feb 21, 14, 3:20 pm
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Congratulations! It is a loved app and it is great when success is rewarded! Remember us little FTers.
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Old Feb 21, 14, 3:39 pm
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So helpful outside the US. Congrats. We knew you when.
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Old Feb 21, 14, 4:31 pm
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This is a truly fantastic story, and many, many congratulations on this deal.

And yes as a Brit living here in the US it is wonderful to see people rejoicing in other people's success, it is a great quality of America and long may it last!

Outstanding!
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Old Feb 22, 14, 1:55 pm
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Great story and great to take the time to post the follow up in person.

Once thrifty always thrifty.
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Old Feb 22, 14, 2:16 pm
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Awesome story of hardwork and dedication! Hope you can post some awesome trip reports now!
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Old Feb 22, 14, 2:18 pm
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Cool

So Jan....


Have the Winklevoss twins sued you yet?
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Old Feb 22, 14, 3:17 pm
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I know it's big in Asia. Most of the people I know in Indonesia seem to be using it. Me, as a texting dinosaur, doesn't know much about it.
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Old Feb 22, 14, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by largeeyes View Post
Sorry, I just don't see something like this catching on.


Congrats Jan! Has Canarsie contacted you yet for an exclusive TalkMail interview?
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Old Feb 22, 14, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by mudd_stuffin View Post
Facebook is also mentioned as a cheap stock looking out to 2016/17 earnings.[/url]
Hahahaha. My understanding is that FB just spent 35% of their cash-on-hand to buy WhatsApp.... and WhatsApp's users include millions who create new accounts every year when their free for the first year accounts expire.

In another decade, "When FB bought WhatsApp" will be covered in the same business school textbook chapters that discuss when AOL bought TimeWarner and when Rupert bought MySpace.
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Old Feb 22, 14, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by RatherBeOnATrain View Post
WhatsApp's users include millions who create new accounts every year when their free for the first year accounts expire.
Um, its 99 cents. You really think people create a new account to avoid a 99 cent charge?
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