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CEO
WhatsApp Inc.

Jan Koum is the co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp. WhatsApp Messenger is a personal real-time messaging network allowing millions of people around the world to stay connected with their friends and family.

Jan dropped out of San Jose State University, where he was studying math and computer science.

His first cellphone was a Motorola V60.

Posts With Jan Koum

WhatsApp Does a Passive-Aggressive Stats Release to Call Out Others for Bullshit Metrics

WhatsApp now has 400 million active users.
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The Quiet Mobile Giant: With 300M Active Users, WhatsApp Adds Voice Messaging

Today, WhatsApp is rolling out voice messaging for all of its apps, on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia.
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News Byte

WhatsApp Hits Record High in Daily Message Volume

WhatsApp, the massively popular mobile messaging service, announced a new record on Wednesday for daily inbound and outbound messages sent in a single day. The company processed 27 billion messages in a 24-hour period, up from 20 billion processed in a day just two months before.

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum Hates Advertising and the Tech Rumor Mill (Full Dive Video)

It’s safe to say that WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum does not crave the spotlight. But he does have a lot to say.
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Google Glass, Workday and “WTF, Firefox OS?” — 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

A convenient roundup of the Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week.
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WhatsApp, Snapchat and the Real “Second Screen” — 10 Things You Missed at Day Two of Dive Into Mobile

A quick catch-up guide to the second and final day of our global mobile conference.
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Watch Google, WhatsApp, Facebook and Ushahidi on Our Dive Into Mobile Livestream

Watch Google’s Eric Schmidt, WhatsApp’s Jan Koum, Facebook’s Mike Schroepfer and Ushahidi’s Juliana Rotich live on April 16.
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WhatsApp: We’re Not Selling to Google

WhatsApp exec says there’s no truth to acquisition rumors.
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No, Facebook’s Not Buying WhatsApp (But Keep an Eye on It)

Facebook and Google have both been very interested in buying WhatsApp in the past, but the company is fiercely independent.
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