WhatsApp’s co-founders reportedly gave up $1.3 billion as Facebook merger devolved to ‘low class’ spat

WhatsApp’s co-founders reportedly gave up $1.3 billion as Facebook merger devolved to ‘low class’ spat

New details have emerged about the long-standing tension between Facebook and its biggest acquisition, WhatsApp, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported on Tuesday that WhatsApp co-founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum gave up $900 million and $400 million, respectively, by leaving Facebook before they were eligible for stock awards. Their departure followed mounting pressure from Facebook executives to consider advertising and other monetization methods, the Journal said. The pair, both vocal critics…

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