WhatsApp Denies Big Money Google Buyout Rumour

By Gary Cutlack on at

Well, someone's going to be proven a big old liar by the course of time, with yesterday's rumour of a Google/WhatsApp deal now quashed by the cross-format messaging company.

While WhatsApp's makers declined to go into any specific detail about the Google acquisition rumour and how or why it came to exist in the first place, the company's business development head did manage to deny it, simply telling AllThingsD that it is not holding sale talks with Google.

We shall see. Given that WhatsApp was previously linked with a sale to Facebook, it would appear it's still shopping its arse around looking for the right-sized sack of cash before selling up. Maybe it's holding out for a Microsoft windfall? [AllThingsD]