Google is not buying out WhatsApp for $1 billion | Metaglossia: The Translation World |

WhatsApp has denied swirling media rumours that it was in talks with Google for a $1 billion buyout.

The report first appeared in DigitalTrends, which quoted inside sources as saying,”WhatsApp is in the negotiating phase over prices with Google. The report states that the deal started four or five weeks ago and adds that WhatsApp is “playing hardball” and jockeying for a higher acquisition price, which currently is “close to” $1 billion right now.