Jan Koum (Ukrainian: Ян Кум; born February 24, 1976) is an American internet inventor and computer programmer. He is the CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp (with Brian Acton), a mobile messaging application which was acquired by Facebook Inc. in February 2014 for US$19 billion.Who is the writer of what up with that?
He approached Saturday Night Live writer Bryan Tucker (now the show’s co-head-writer) with the idea, and as they talked it over with another writer, Rob Klein, it quickly took shape as a sketch about a BET show called “What Up With That,” hosted by one Diondre Cole.Why is the song what's up called what's up?
The song was titled “What’s Up”, despite the phrase not appearing in its lyrics, to avoid confusion with the Marvin Gaye song “What’s Going On”. In 1994, DJ Miko covered the song with British vocalist Louise Gard.Why did Koum name the app WhatsApp?
Koum named the app "WhatsApp" to sound like "what's up". On February 24, 2009, he incorporated WhatsApp Inc. in California. However, because early versions of WhatsApp often crashed or got stuck at a particular point, Koum felt like giving up and looking for a new job, upon which Acton encouraged him to wait for a "few more month’