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Prof. Aswath Damodaran's blog post on Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp is cited

Excerpt from Bloomberg -- "New York University finance professor Aswath Damodaran writes: 'I don't think that Facebook's management is doing this deal for defensive reasons or because they have explicit plans for generating value, at least as of now. It is WhatsApp's large, growing and engaged user base that makes it so attractive to Facebook, especially given how much the market is pricing all of those factors. You may find it difficult to believe that someone as smart as Mark Zuckerberg would pay $19 billion without a clear vision of how he plans to make money off the deal, but I don't.'”

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