Comparing Facebook-WhatsApp Deal with Other High Profile Tech Deals

The chart below shows how facebook’s Whatsapp acquisition stands compared to other high profile tech acquisition. Facebook’s deal is the biggest one in the recent times followed by Google’s Motorola Deal. Social media space is seeing a lot of acquisitions. Facebook also bought Instagram for $1 Billion & is growing at a very good pace. Google has done many acquisitions recently in the Robotics, Internet of things & other areas.

Whatsapp handles more than 50 billion messages a day, 500 million images & has 450 million users. It has a very good market share of mobile messaging app in countries like India, Brazil & others.

Infographic: WhatsApp Deal Dwarfs Other High-Profile Tech Acquisitions | Statista
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Dumb Ways to Die – Campaign

Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia came out with this creative “Dumb Ways to Die” a public service announcement campaign by to promote rail safety. The campaign has gone viral since its launch & has been shared on social media platforms.

Video was developed by Pat Baron, animated by Julian Frost and produced by Cinnamon Darvall. The campaign was devised by advertising agency McCann Melbourne. It has a tumblr account as well. The campaign has won 7 Webby Awards in 2013 including the Best Animation Film & Video and Best Public Service & Activism.

The White House & Social Media – How White House is Engaging Through Social Media?

President Obama has debuted on Instagram with the opening of an official White House account on Wednesday. There are instagram Videos as well & have received thousands of likes. Since Obama’s election in 2008, the White house has been active on many social media networks. Obama has been successful in using Social media for winning in the elections.

There is also a social hub on White house website listing all the social media profiles & showing how President Obama is committed to making this the most open and participatory administration. You can join online events with the White House officials, asking questions & also participate in various activities. On these profiles you’ll find news from the blog, behind-the-scenes photos/videos & other interesting stuff.

  • The White House has an offical Pinterest page with 179 pins & 9 boards.
  • The White House joined Tumble in 2013 & the official page is at
  • The White House Instagram has got 78824 followers & 7 photos has been posted.
  • The White House has a channel on Vimeo with 4,597 followers & 847 videos
  • The White house joined Youtube during his inauguration in 2009 & have posted thousands of videos & with thousands of followers

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Yahoo Acquires Tumblr

Yahoo! has announced that it has decided to acquire Tumblr. The official press release about the acquisition has been released by Yahoo. Approximately for $1.1 billion, substantially all of which will be paid in cash. In the release, Yahoo promises not to screw up & will be operated independently as a separate business. David Karp will remain as the CEO of Tumblr.

Yahoo’s corporate blog has been moved to Tumblr & this is a great sign of Yahoo showing its trust in tumblr. Marissa Mayer has also announced the same on her Tumblr blog. Facebook last year purchased Instagram & now Yahoo going ahead with Tumblr. There are more than 100 million blogs on the site & more than 100 million users across the world. There are many challenges for yahoo as well like monetizing revenues from Tumblr, making the mobile tumblr more popular & others.

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