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    500 Million and Growing: The acquisition of the year is doing wonders for Facebook Inc. (NYSE: FB). Yesterday, WhatsApp announced it surpassed 500 million users around the world. According to company statistics, users now exchange 20 billion messages and 700 million photos every day. The company’s growth has come mainly from emerging economies like Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia. In February, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg surprisingly purchased the mobile app company for $19 billion.

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