This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 17 October, 2018

WhatsApp billionaire was rejected by Facebook AND Twitter in the past

The lousers.

BRIAN ACTON PROBABLY doesn’t need to worry about looking for a new job anytime soon.

This week he sold the messaging service WhatsApp to Facebook for $16 billion ($4b in cash and $12b in stock).

Mark Zuckerberg’s gang haven’t always courted Acton though. In August 2009 he tweeted:


And as if that wasn’t bad enough, in May 2009 this happened:


Acton’s last tweet, in case you’re wondering, was in January 2012 and it simply read:


Ok, ok, if that’s how it works…


And now, we wait.

Facebook buys WhatsApp message service for $16 billion>

BBC’s amazing WhatsApp Twitter typo>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Emer McLysaght

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel