BuzzLine: Facebook’s Next Big Acquisition

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Despite recent reports of dropping numbers of teen users, Facebook’s business seems to be booming.

At least, that is, as attested by its recent $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service, WhatsApp.

Despite the hefty price tag and seemingly unrelated social media functions, analysts say it was a worthy investment, estimating that WhatsApp and Facebook will “more closely resemble each other over time, potentially creating noteworthy competition.”

Only time will tell.

Rather than stew on the value of Facebook’s latest big buck bargain, let’s whip up some billion-dollar business ideas of our own!

In six words, pitch your $19 billion big idea to Mark Z. in the comments section. There’s no doubt Zuck reads the BuzzLine every Friday!


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  • ShouldaBeenThereApp: Experience friends’ videos through teleportation
  • Since money no object, colonize moon.

Once you enter your big idea, don’t forget to stop back in and VOTE for your favorite with our new BuzzLine user voting function.

Ready, set, GO!

About Nikki Parrotte:

Nikki serves as a senior account executive in Padilla’s Washington, D.C. office, where her passion for creative solutions and meaningful connections makes her a valuable member of the agency’s consumer practice. She has diverse experience in strategic traditional and social media relations for a variety of industries and audiences from consumer packaged goods to home and housewares and tourism.

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