SWEB’s Instagram Buyout Linkfest

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Facebook’s investment in the popular photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion is the biggest acquisition yet for the social network giant. I’ve rounded up the most interesting commentaries about Facebook’s new addition.


In this short video on March 21, 2012, Instagram’s CEO, Kevin Systrom, sat down with PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy to discuss how his company plans on making money.

The most insightful links from around the web about the social giant’s acquisition:

Clicking on a Fortune: Facebook to Acquire Photo-Sharing Start-Up Instagram for $1 Billion (All Things D)

Zuck’s Post (Facebook)

Instagram + Facebook (Instagram Blog)

These Simple Charts Show Why Instagram is Clearly Worth $1 Billion (Business Insider)

The Profiles of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Founders of Instagram (Inc.)

Why Facebook’s $1 Billion Instagram Deal Is Brilliant (SplatF)

Here is why Facebook bought Instagram (GigaOM)

A Study of Instagram (Thames 2 Thayer)

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