WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton to leave company
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LOS ANGELES, Sept 13 — Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook Inc, will leave the messaging service company to start a new foundation, he said in a Facebook post yesterday.
Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for US$19 billion (RM79.9 billion) in cash and stock.
A Stanford alumnus, Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009. The duo worked at Yahoo before starting WhatsApp. — Reuters