WhatsApp denies Google buy-out rumour

Multi-platform instant-messaging developer WhatsApp has denied rumours that it is negotiating a sale of the platform to Google

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Multi-platform instant-messaging developer WhatsApp has denied rumours that it is negotiating a sale of the platform to Google. The rumoured offer was pegged at close to US$1-billion.

Speaking to AllThingsD, Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s business development head, stated that the company is not holding talks with Google. Arora did not divulge any more than that.

WhatsApp has been in the news previously for buyout attempts from both Facebook and Google, according to Digital Trends.

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