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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.

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Emer McLysaght

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