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Submission + - Facebook Purchase Of WhatApp Gets Company Back Into China (itworld.com)

jfruh writes: The WhatApp messaging app has an uphill battle in China, competing against the beloved homegrown WeChat service, which has some social networking features, along with services like Laiwang and YiChat. But from Facebook's perspective, WhatApp has one extremely important quality in the Chinese market: it's legal. Facebook.com has been blocked by Chinese censors since Uighur activists used it to organize violent protests in 2009, and with WhatApp Facebook gains access to the huge Chinese customer base without having to compromise with the Chinese government on its flagship social network.
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Facebook Purchase Of WhatApp Gets Company Back Into China

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