News Analysis

Trying to Make Sense of Facebook’s Massive Bet on WhatsApp

Facebook is concerned about losing mind share and apparently not concerned about owning complementary properties that may not ever be fully integrated or generate revenue for the foreseeable future. So why is this a good deal for Facebook?
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Matt Kapko has been writing about technology since before the dawn of the iPhone, and covering media well before it was social. Matt lives with his wife in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He can be reached on Twitter: @mattkapko or by email: matt@kapko.co.