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WhatsApp may get an Indian CEO following Jan Koum’s exit

With 1.5 million monthly users, WhatsApp is the biggest mobile messaging service in the world. …

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WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum's departure from Facebook is cowardly and leaves users in the lurch

The ICO concluded that the two companies don't actually share data for any nefarious reasons - but …

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Jan Koum quit Facebook to collect Porsches - here's why he owes everything to the German sports car

Amid reported friction over the collection of WhatsApp user data, Koum said he will leave Facebook …

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WhatsApp founder Jan Koum just sold another $203 million in Facebook stock

Last month, Facebook announced that WhatsApp was changing its privacy policy for the first time sin…

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​Facebook and Whatsapp are the most exciting brands of 2015

If you blame it on India’s growing urbanity, hold on! Here’s Rajesh from a suburb in Patna who is p…

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WhatsApp Founders Got Around $9-Billion Share In Facebook Stock At The Time Of Acquisition

Koum, a Ukrainian immigrant, got 76.4 million Facebook shares, now worth $5.8 billion (approximatel…

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WhatsApp Reaches 600 Million Monthly Active Users

"Now serving 600,000,000 monthly active users. Yes, active and registered are very different types …

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WhatsApp founder Jan Koum has sold more than $2.5 billion of Facebook stock this year

On Thursday, Facebook announced that WhatsApp was changing its privacy policy for the first time si…

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This Is How Jan Koum Introduced WhatsApp To The World Back In 2009

Rahul Sood, general manager of Microsoft Ventures says he found one from back in the day, when the …

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The rags-to-riches story of WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum, who grew up without running water and is now worth over $9 billion

Koum now leads a team of around 100 people working on WhatsApp, which is used heavily in developing…

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RAGS TO RICHES: WhatsApp Co-Founder Jan Koum Once Lived On Food Stamps

Flash forward to today, when Facebook announced it was buying WhatsApp for a stunning $19 billion i…

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WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum just sold $300 million worth of Facebook stock - but once he was living on food stamps

Although the sale wasn't discretionary and was just meant to pay off the taxes on stock K…

Jillian D'Onfro,Madeline Stone   


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Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, just spent $94 million on her 4th Malibu property in 10 years

Laurene Powell Jobs has spent more than $170 million on four adjacent oceanside properties in Malib…

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WhatsApp users will finally be able to edit their messages after they've sent them — but only for 15 minutes

WhatsApp is making its new message editing feature available to its 2 billion users globally, allow…

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Elon Musk is escalating his beef with Mark Zuckerberg, claiming WhatsApp 'cannot be trusted' and saying the Meta CEO seems 'extremely partisan'

After a Twitter engineer said WhatsApp used his microphone without his knowledge, Musk made veiled …

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A non-profit venture fund aims to back 200 startups established by refugee Ukrainian entrepreneurs

The founders of the fund hope it will help mitigate some of the negative impacts of the conflict on…

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Neeraj Arora, former chief business officer of WhatsApp regrets sale to Facebook

Neeraj Arora, the former chief business officer of WhatsApp has said that he regrets the sale to Fa…

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WhatsApp is forcing users to share personal data with Facebook, and Elon Musk is urging people to switch to Signal, a smaller encrypted messaging app

If users don't agree to let Facebook collect their WhatsApp data, they will lose access to the app,…

Isobel Asher Hamilton