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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton to leave the company

Published Sep 13, 2017, 12:21 pm IST
Updated Sep 13, 2017, 12:22 pm IST
Brian Acton, WhatsApp co-founder (Photo: Brian's Facebook profile)
 Brian Acton, WhatsApp co-founder (Photo: Brian's Facebook profile)

Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook, will leave the messaging service company to start a new foundation, he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 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.

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