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CrunchWeek: Facebook’s Epic, $19B Acquisition of WhatsApp

It’s that time of week for an episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to chat about the most fascinating stories of the past seven days in tech.

This week, Colleen Taylor, Aex Wilhelm and I sat down to talk about this week’s biggest story: Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of messaging app WhatsApp. In the video above, we discuss why Facebook shelled out the mega-bucks for WhatsApp, Sequoia’s massive windfall from the deal, the incredible story of WhatsApp’s founders, and how and if Facebook will use WhatsApp in the future.

We also touched upon the latest news from Y Combinator, with Paul Graham stepping away from his leadership role at the incubator and Sam Altman taking over as president of YC.

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