these two days everyone is talking about a topic, Facebook spent $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. The amount of this acquisition is the largest acquisition of the Internet industry. After seeing the news, I want to share the 10 lessons I learned from WhatsApp.
1 social attributes
human beings are social and need to be connected with others. 25 years ago, when we set up AOL, but also woven a large network of communication between people. Although some Internet companies focus on content, or business, but all Internet companies need to establish a community, attention to the user. Because of this, AOL only chat rooms, communications software, friends list and other social tools appear. And these features are also AOL users favorite features.
in the past 10 years, the community has become a social, almost all of the new Internet Co are built based on the user. 10 years ago, Facebook was in front of us, a service that enables us to communicate with each other in a new and better way. Just 10 years later, they have won more than 1 billion users, the valuation has reached $170 billion. In the past few years, WhatsApp has become one of the hottest communication applications. In addition to Facebook and WhatsApp, other services such as Snapchat, Instagram and other new services, the core is to establish contact between people.
2 startups change the world
4 years ago, the founders of the two outstanding vision of the WhatsApp, they are JanKoum and Brian Acton. Koum is a Ukraine immigrant. Acton tried to find a job at Facebook in 2009, but was turned down.
when the two men started, their side full of suspicion and distrust, then a lot of people think Im software market is already too crowded for start-ups is difficult to find a way out in the market. But they chose to stick to it, to create a fantastic team and to keep their names in history.
It is this spirit that has enabled the United States to become a world leader in just 250 years, from an emerging country to a world of
. American entrepreneurs led the agricultural revolution, and after the industrial revolution and technological revolution. WhatsApp is the perfect embodiment of entrepreneurship and innovation.
3 huge Internet market
WhatsApp has 450 million active users and is growing at a rate of about 1 million a day. Because of this, only to let their valuations go higher. Now the Internet market has become a huge, when AO>