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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Brian Blau
Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company's largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done.
Twitter beat Wall Street's earnings and revenue expectations in its first quarter as a public company. But investors were looking for more - including faster user growth - and the company's stock fell more than 17 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday.
Wall Street hasn't always been friendly to the darlings of Silicon Valley, but Twitter is hoping to buck the trend as it prepares for next month's highly anticipated IPO on Wall Street.
"If Facebook has some sense that they are going to walk away because they don't feel like they are being put first, then they have a real problem on their hands. So, they are giving users some new features that they have been looking for a long time," said Gartner analyst Brian Blau.
"It's probably one of the first times there has been an IPO where everyone sort of has a stake in the outcome," said Gartner analyst Brian Blau.