"If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn’t have done it."
— WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum says the messaging service’s approach to user privacy will not change after it’s acquired by Facebook.
"Being believable isn’t just convincing people you can win, it’s convincing them that they want you to win."
— Caryn Marooney, head of technology communications for Facebook, shares PR advice.
"By itself, WhatsApp is worth more than $19 billion. Few services in the world can reach one billion users, and they are all valuable."
— Mark Zuckerberg tells an audience at the Mobile World Congress that Facebook’s $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp was a bargain.
"Everyone’s been talking a lot about a universal face book within Harvard. I think it’s kind of silly that it would take the University a couple of years to get around to it. I can do it better than they can, and I can do it in a week."
— Mark Zuckerberg, in the original Harvard Crimson story on the launch of Facebook — 10 years ago today. (via usatoday)