EU antitrust regulators approve Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp

Europe’s antitrust regulators have - as expected - given the green light for Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of messaging apps maker WhatsApp, sans conditions. The decision was communicated on Friday morning, with European Competition CommissionerJoaquin Almunia commenting: “We have carefully reviewed this proposed acquisition and come to the conclusion that it would not hamper competition […]