#GaspLies: Sundar Pichai says Google never tried to acquire WhatsApp at all

Oh my. Previous reports from Fortune were that Google tried to buy WhatsApp before Facebook did, even offering $10 Billion for the company, but apparently that was all a bunch of lies.

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Atleast according to Google’s Senior Vice President, Sundar Pichai, who was at Mobile World Congress yesterday and told the Telegraph that any reports that Google tried to acquire WhatsApp for $10 billion were “simply untrue”. The statement goes:

“WhatsApp was definitely an exciting product. We never made an offer to acquire them. Press reports to the contrary are simply untrue.”

Oh well.

By acquiring WhatsApp, Facebook now owns the lastest cross platform messaging service in the world, something that Google really wants Google Hangouts to be as well. One thing is clear, we’re quickly approaching a world where either Google or Facebook knows everything about you, heh.

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