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whatsapp-logos-1024x795Remember “whatsuuuuupppp”?Everyone’s saying “WhatsApp” after Facebooks big buy this week. It’s an instant messaging service they bought for the bargain price of $19 billion. That’s about a buck for every message sent on it a day (20 billion messages sent per day) which is actually double Facebook messenger.  Which makes sense. Most people post things on their friend’s walls on Facebook, they don’t send messages very much. That kind of takes the social out of it. But for $19 billion they probably could have bought a small European nation. Estonia is only worth $29B. I’m sure they could have found 3-4 people who could have written a message app for that much.

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Brent Lee

QMIX Afternoon Guy, Brent Lee, grew up near Greensburg -- where he started working on the radio at age 14. Growing up as an only child may have been lonely at times, but it led him to be the creative, fun guy we all enjoy on the radio! Brent graduated from North Decatur High School and Ball State University. His first summer during college, Brent actually filled-in as the QMIX Afternoon Guy all summer, when there was a full-time opening on our staff. Little did he know he would return to that job many years later. Brent has worked in radio all over Indiana (and a bit in Illinois too), claiming to never have had a real job. And he’s has been back at QMIX since 2011. We hope he’ll be here for a long time to come! Some of Brent’s favorite things are IndyCar, movies and good food!

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