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Confirmed: Facebook's $19-billion WhatsApp deal is Jaw-Dropping
Confirmed: Facebook's $19-billion WhatsApp deal is Jaw-Dropping

After the $19-billion WhatsApp deal was announced, I wrote a little blog post about where it ranked among other tech deals. I included the line:  "One day later, Silicon Valley is still trying to pick its collective jaw off the floor following news that Facebook is going to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion." No prize-winning prose by any stretch. But as I was reading more about the deal that day, and in the following day, the reference stuck in my head. Suddenly, I began to experience that same feeling that I got when I bought a red AMC Pacer Wagon and suddenly it seemed like they were everywhere on the road. Were there really more of them, or was I just noticing it...

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