Facebook’s WhatsApp Buyout Turns Messaging Engineers Red Hot

WhatsApp allows messages to be sent over Internet connections, bypassing SMS networks and the associated charges.
Facebook’s WhatsApp Buyout Turns Messaging Engineers Red Hot

Via Dice News in Tech:

It is a grand time to be an engineer working for a messaging company, especially if one of those companies is WhatsApp or Snapchat, both of which are looking to boost their share of the growing mobile messaging market.

massive $19 billion cash and stock buyout offer for the Mountain View, Calif., startup WhatsApp is expected to turn an already high demand for mobile developers and engineers into a red hot one for those who come from the messaging industry.

Snapchat, which Facebook was also interested in buying at one point but didn’t strike the deal, is keen to bolster its engineering ranks...

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