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BlackBerry CEO: I Would Take $19 Billion for BBM

The CEO of BlackBerry has told CNBC in an exclusive interview that if the smartphone maker were offered $19 billion for its BBM messaging service, he would recommend shareholders accept it.

John Chen’s comments come a week after Facebook bought WhatsApp, a messaging application for smartphones, for up to $19 billion.

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