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Jan Koum Quotes

Its important for people to have freedom to use whatever product they want. We have no problems with other people using other apps, so long as they keep using WhatsApp.
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A lot of times, people start out with a lot of good ideas, but then they don't execute. They lose the purity of their vision. You end up running around in circles.

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I want to do one thing and do it well.

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At WhatsApp, our engineers spend all their time fixing bugs, adding new features and ironing out all the little intricacies in our task of bringing rich, affordable, reliable messaging to every phone in the world. That's our product, and that's our passion. Your data isn't even in the picture. We are simply not interested in any of it.

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Marketing and press kicks up dust. It gets in your eye, and then you're not focusing on the product.

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Utilities get out of the way. Can you imagine if you flipped a light switch and had to watch an ad before you got electricity? Can you imagine if you turned on a faucet and had to watch an ad before the water came out?

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When I was a kid trying to communicate with family in the Soviet Union, it was very difficult. You had to go through the long-distance phone companies like MCI, which were difficult to navigate and expensive to make calls through.

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I grew up in a country where advertising doesn't exist.

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I grew up watching Indian movies as a kid in Russia. I am quite familiar with Bollywood.

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I had so much fun in early days learning about networking, security, scalability and other geeky stuff.

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If partnering with Facebook meant that we had to change our values, we wouldn't have done it.

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If you look at firms like General Electric or other large companies, they don't just do one thing; they do many different things to generate sources of revenue.

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Nobody should have the right to eavesdrop, or you become a totalitarian state - the kind of state I escaped as a kid to come to this country where you have democracy and freedom of speech.

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We're not interested in bombarding our users with, 'Hey, play this game, play this game, play this game.' It gets annoying, it gets in the way of messaging, and it gets in the way of staying in touch with people who are important to you.

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Be simple and reliable

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