SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— Sms Texting app company Google Inc. has asked a California judge to temporarily block its acquisition of a messaging app startup that it says is “trying to hijack the entire messaging market.”
The order was issued Wednesday in San Jose Superior Court after a hearing in a case involving an alleged breach of contract.
The company, called Sms, said in court documents filed on Thursday that the company had agreed to buy a company called Telegram Inc. for $4.6 billion, about half of the valuation.
Telegram is a messaging platform that allows people to send and receive encrypted messages, without sharing their real names and locations.
The company has received some funding from a number of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital and Sequoias Founders Fund.
Telegram has raised more than $5 billion from investors, including Google and others.
Google bought Telegram in 2015 for about $1.4 billion.
After the transaction, Telegram said it will “use our resources to expand our reach and build a better product.”
In a court filing, the company said it intends to pursue legal action to block the deal and to challenge any legal interference with its ability to sell its product.
“As a company, we believe that the acquisition will not impact our ability to provide customers with a safe, reliable, reliable and reliable messaging service, and we expect that the Court will hold that it is in the public interest for us to do so,” Telegram said.
Tehran, Iran-based Telegram, has more than 100 million users.
According to its website, the app lets users send and get encrypted text messages, but only with the use of their mobile phones’ mobile networks.
While Telegram has a user base of more than 3 million, it has not received any significant funding from Silicon Valley investors, according to the filing.
Telegraph.com contacted Google for comment and will update this article when we hear back.
This story was updated at 5:35 p.m. PT.