WhatsApp Co-founder Prepares To Quit Company


Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, messaging service application, will leave the company to start a new foundation.

According to reports, Acton revealed his exit in a Facebook post on Wednesday. He reportedly spent eight years with WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion in cash and stock.

A Stanford alumnus, Acton co-founded the messaging service with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009.

The duo worked at Yahoo before starting WhatsApp.


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