Casey Newton+ Your Authors @CaseyNewton I write The Interface. Get it by email: [email protected] | instagram: @crumbler Apr. 30, 2018 1 min read + Your Authors

This is a big deal

Jan Koum has always been a very inspirational figure to me, because selling his company for $19 billion only seemed to make him angrier at the world

What if he joins Brian Acton at the Signal Foundation, which was founded … exactly four years after they sold the company and all their stock options vested 

The lasting insight of WhatsApp is that it doesn’t matter if your app has a dumb name, or looks terrible, or has fewer features than any of its competitors, as long as it helps Indian families say good morning 

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