/// WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum Hates Advertising and the Tech Rumor Mill (Full Dive Video)

May 10, 2013  |  All Things Digital


It’s safe to say that WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum does not crave the spotlight. But he does have a lot to say. Koum’s mobile messaging app now has more than 200 million active monthly users around the world — a larger audience than Twitter’s last public number. But WhatsApp has largely resisted the public eye, ignoring most press requests and conference invites, and operating with a relatively tiny team of 40 people out of an unmarked office in Mountain View, Calif. That’s not to say there aren’t questions about WhatsApp’s long-term viability. Can it make enough money to survive? Will carriers try to destroy it? Since its service is so simple, won’t fickle users switch to the oh-so-many free alternatives

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WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum Hates Advertising and the Tech Rumor Mill (Full Dive Video)

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