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Tech Retrospect: Facebook Buys WhatsApp And Google Launches Project Tango

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February 21, 2014 AT 8:54 AM
The big, multi-billion dollar acquisitions just keep rolling in and they keep getting bigger too. The latest comes courtesy of Facebook, which paid a total of $19 billion in cash, stock, and options for WhatsApp. Google is also making noise with through a concept device called Project Tango, which will allow Google to know more about their users, such as what they search for, shop for and what they like. Using 3D scanner technology, the smartphone can quickly and seamlessly scan its surroundings as you walk through them, building an internal map as you go.