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The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

<i>Click here for our magazine cover story on the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game</i><p>Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture …

Mark Zuckerberg's full statement on Facebook buying WhatsApp

I'm excited to announce that we've agreed to acquire WhatsApp and that their entire team will be joining us at Facebook.<p>Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by building services that help people share any type of content with any group of people they want. WhatsApp …

Here's why Facebook paid $19bn for WhatsApp

Facebook is buying WhatsApp, agreeing to pay $19 billion (£11.3 billion) in cash and stock for the popular smartphone messaging service.<p>Revealed …

Stronger trade winds explain warming 'hiatus'

An increase in the trade winds blowing across the Pacific has been fingered as cause of climate skeptics' favourite topic of conversation - a …

The new 'drug talk': Parents in legal pot states rethink message - TODAY.com

Ed Andrieski / Today<p>In Washington state and Colorado, parents are coming up with new ways to talk with their kids about pot, now that it's legal.<p>In retrospect, former first lady Nancy Reagan made the parental “pot talk” a bit easier with her "Just Say No" anti-drug message of the 1980s.<p>But now that …

Cannabis

Tom Brokaw Reveals He Has Cancer

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>NBC announced yesterday that long-time anchor Tom Brokaw, 74, is being treated for bone marrow …

Sinkhole swallows priceless Corvettes

A massive sinkhole in western Kentucky opened up early Wednesday morning below the National Corvette Museum, swallowing eight rare and historic Chevrolet Corvettes that were on display to the public.<p>No one was hurt in the incident, which was recorded at 5:44 a.m. by motion sensors at the museum in …

Twitter Reacts to Derek Jeter's Announcement He Will Retire After 2014 Season

New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter took to Facebook on Wednesday to announce that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2014 MLB season.<p>In a long letter posted on his Facebook page, the 39-year-old shortstop, who played just 17 games in 2013 and has battled nagging injuries in recent seasons, …

Baseball

Brutal winter may see Lake Superior freeze over for first time in decades

Hell may not freeze over, but experts say Lake Superior could this winter, for the first time this century.<p>The world's largest freshwater lake was 87.1 percent iced over as of Tuesday, and could soon be virtually covered, thanks to an unrelenting winter in which the mercury has fallen even harder …