WhatsApp says it not selling to Google according to a new report to AllThingsD.
WhatsApp’s Business Development Head Neeraj Arora said there is no such thing and denied any negotiations with Google or any other firm on its acquisition.
Last week Digital Trends reported that WhatsApp was playing hardball and asking for a higher acquisition price from Google close to $1 billion and even compared it with last year’s billion dollar acquisition by Facebook.
The report further added that Google was working on Google Babel so it desperately needed WhatsApp to put up a full communication service. Digital Trends further added that Google didn’t have the time to rebrand and rebuild a competitive messaging app for use on its purported Babel service to be launched.
WhatsApp has been growing by leaps and bounds by the day and is used in more than 100 countries and over 750 mobile networks.