SWEB’s Instagram Buyout Linkfest
- Posted by brittpierpoint
- on April 9th, 2012
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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:
Zuck’s Post (Facebook)
Instagram + Facebook (Instagram Blog)
These Simple Charts Show Why Instagram is Clearly Worth $1 Billion (Business Insider)
A Study of Instagram (Thames 2 Thayer)
Comments from the StockTwits community about the big news:
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