WhatsApp now has 2 billion monthly users, up from 450 million users when it was acquired by Facebook for $22 billion roughly six years ago. The last time Facebook gave an updated user metric for WhatsApp was two years ago, when it announced 1.5 billion users. Within its parent company’s portfolio, WhatsApp is second in size only to the main Facebook app, which boasted 2.5 billion monthly users...
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Fast-Delivery Startups Getir and Flink Held Merger Talks
Turkey-based fast-delivery firm Getir had preliminary talks late last year about merging with Flink, the Germany-based startup, in a sign that consolidation in the fast-delivery sector may have another round to go. Merging with Flink would strengthen Getir in Germany, where it expanded through last year’s acquisition of Gorillas. Flink came away from the discussions uninterested in...
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