Viber Instant Messaging App May be Acquired: Report

Viber-logoThe popular instant messaging app Viber is in talks for acquisition by a company from Asia for a consideration between $300 to $400 million , a report in Calcalist finance newspaper in Israel reported.

However, the Israeli owner of Viber Media, with development locations in Israel and Belarus and run from Cyprus, has denied the report talking to Reuters. He told Reuters: “I have no idea what this is about,” further saying that his company was not in talks to be acquired.

There are some wildly popular instant messaging apps from Asia and include, WeChat from China, Line from Japan and KakaoTalk based in South Korea

Viber has recently launched its version for PCs which allows users to call other Viber users on non registered mobiles which puts it as a direct rival to Skype.

Viber currently has presence in 193 countries with a user base of 200 million.

Source: Reuters

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