WhatsApp: Did you know?
Howdy, Microsoft Tribe. This is my first post. I've been lurking for a couple of days since discovering this site, and I decided to share something that I read earlier today but hasn't been mentioned at all on this site or any of the other technoblogosphere sites that I frequent.
Apparently, WhatsApp was a Microsoft Bizspark start-up, according to this tweet below by @bizspark. Granted, it's hard to say how much of WhatsApp's infrastructure is powered by Microsoft technologies, but apparently they found them beneficial enough to sign-up for the program.
Just wanted to let you know that WhatsApp is a BizSpark startup and they sold for $19B today http://t.co/zenqVVNp1U— Microsoft BizSpark (@bizspark) February 20, 2014
While browsing through @bizspark's tweets, I noticed this retweet below.
I've never heard of Trustev before, but it looks like they're using Windows Azure as their platform and running IIS 8.0 on Windows Server 2012 for their web servers.
I also don't know what kind of funding they secured, but it's nice to see some venture money going into start-ups that don't run strictly Linux backends.
I think Microsoft really needs to step-up its efforts in self-promotion. Having some guy tweet under @bizspark just isn't cutting it.