Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

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    Facebook has announced it is buying the extremely popular photography app-maker Instagram for a reported $1 billion.

    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the acquisition in a blog post today:
    Apple named Instagram its iPhone App of the Year for 2011. Instagram is also the 19th most downloaded free iPhone app of all-time. Instagram launched an Android app just last week.

    Instagram is a free download on the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion
     
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    Booyah!
     
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    wow! I might not use instagram anymore! The only reason i used instagram was to get away from the madness of facebook! :D

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    And that's why I'm never going to use it anymore...
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Well I guess thats the end of instagram! Joking aside I have mixed views about this!
    Not really a fan of facebook anymore but maybe this will get me back using it more! Well its more an issue of people posting stuff on it rather than the companies I follow posting to it!
     
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    Well, like a lots of things about the WWW, Nice while it lasted....
     
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    you're such a hipster...
     
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    Any recommendations for a replacement app?
     
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    Sweet. Next release will include 18 new bugs and 2 new features that might work! :rolleyes:
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    Read the entire article, it explains that they will remain completely separate.
     
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    oh well

    Deleting my Instagram account even as we speak ...
     
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    And there's this bridge in NYC you might be interested in ...
     
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    I'm still a big hipstamatic fan, but i love the control it has
     
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    gifboom is nice. and pretty interesting. It lets you capture 20 frames and upload a gif.

    The entire basis of the app is story telling and sharing via 20 frame gifs.
     
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    Just as long as they don't try to model the Instagram app the way they did their Facebook app.
     
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    i cannot blame instagram..if someone showed me 1 billion dollars right in front of my face..i would sell out so quick ..
     
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    $1bn? Woa!

    Interesting to see how they use this for Facebook.
     
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    Time to delete instagram then.
     
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    why is everyone so surprised..we all knew they were building a user base to exploit in the long run...it was a master plan to build up a free service so they could make money in the long run..
     
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    How about just working on A good facebook app?
     
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    Big deal. Instagram is pointless anyways. "Here, have a look at this photo of my desk that I've filtered to make it look vintage!" Dumb.
     
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    Camera + is better. If I want to beat the crap outta my pics, I'll do it in a proper photo-editing app. 'course, I am a hyper-nerd.
     
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    Okay, whatever. I don't even use Instagram.

    But a BILLION dollars? How in the hell can it be worth that much???

    You can do pretty much the same thing with Twitter!
     
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    whaha, all the people never wanting to use it anymore:) Hipsters:)
     
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    A million dollars isn't cool... You know what's cool? A BILLION dollars.
     

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