Four Numbers That Explain Why Facebook Acquired WhatsApp

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“Here are four numbers that tell the story of WhatsApp: 450, 32, 1 and 0.

450. WhatsApp has more than 450 million active users, and reached that number faster than any other company in history. […]

32. Even by the standards of the world’s best technology companies, WhatsApp runs lean. With only 32 engineers, one WhatsApp developer supports 14 million active users, a ratio unheard of in the industry. […]

1. Jan keeps a note from Brian taped to his desk that reads “No Ads! No Games! No Gimmicks!” It serves as a daily reminder of their commitment to stay focused on building a pure messaging experience. […]

0. There may be no greater testament to the viral nature of WhatsApp than the fact that the company has accomplished all this without investing a penny in marketing. […]”

Alberto Dafonte‘s insight:

Sobre WhatsApp y sus principales virtudes como producto. Interesante también porque quien lo publica es Sequoia Capital

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Di Frédéric Beigbeder en Windows on the World:

¿Por qué todos queremos ser artistas? No hago otra cosa que conocer a gente de mi edad que escribe, toca un instrumento, canta, rueda una película, pinta, compone. ¿Buscan la belleza o la verdad? Pura excusa. Sólo quieren ser famosos. Queremos ser famosos porque queremos ser amados. Queremos ser amados porque estamos heridos. Queremos tener sentido. Servir para algo. Decir algo. Dejar huella. No morir. Compensar la falta de significado. Queremos dejar de ser absurdos. […]

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