Facebook To EU: Please Review Our WhatsApp Deal

by Greg Sterling
Usually, companies don't want to be subjected to regulatory scrutiny. However this time, it appears, Facebook is actively soliciting antitrust review of its roughly $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition from the European Commission. As explained in a Wall Street Journal article the strategy appears to be an end run around individual country regulatory authorities, seeking to avoid ...Read the full article

  • Facebook seeks EU antitrust review of WhatsApp deal

    online.wsj.com - 11 readers - Facebook's acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp is facing a potential antitrust review in Europe after the company asked the European Commission to look into the $19 billion deal to try and avoid potentially burdensome competition probes in multiple European Union countries.