Google offered to buy WhatsApp for $10 billionFebruary 20, 2014: 6:26 AM ET
Facebook is buying WhatsApp for $19 billion, but it wasn't the only suitor.
Two separate sources have told me that's how much Google (GOOG) offered to purchase WhatsApp. The bid did not come with promise of a board seat, unlike the Facebook agreement.
Google declined to comment, during a conversation with a Fortune colleague.