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A new article on the Harvard Business Review website argues that the value of Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp isn’t so mysterious and dot-com-crazy as the knee-jerk reaction of many observers suggested. Its author, Robert Fabricant, the vice-president of creative for high-tech design firm Frog Design, writes that the purchase isn’t much different than more concrete acquisitions of unexploited assets in other segments of the economy – like, for instance, an energy company buying shale oil fields.

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  • Updated May 26 4:00 PM EDT. Delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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