Sometimes, the best questions at a conference don’t come from the interviewers but the audience

That was the case on Wednesday at this year’s F8 developers conference in San Francisco. Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker moderated an all-star panel with WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton, Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger, and Facebook Messenger VP David Marcus

Meeker, one of the of the foremost Internet analysts in Silicon Valley, led a thoughtful discussion, but the showstopper came when a software engineer in the audience asked Acton whether WhatsApp would release an API of its own, so third-party developers can officially develop compatible products. Read more…

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