Food for thought (or WhatsApp messages)

After the news this morning that Facebook will be acquiring WhatsApp for US$ 16 billion, I got thinking.

  • The price of a McDonalds Happy Meal in these parts is ~R25.  With the current exchange rate, that’s around $2.25 (not sure of actual US pricing though).
  • The current world population is estimated to be ~7.2 billion.
  • Given all of the above, Facebook could buy everyone on the planet one McDonalds Happy Meal and — for one day, at least — solve world hunger.

Some food for thought.

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