Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 18:09 UTC
Internet & Networking I hate when I have to report on stuff I just don't care about. However, it's big news, because for some reason I'm not particularly privy to, this photosharing service is more popular than god. Yes, Facebook has acquired Instagram. Update: "At the end of the day, that's what Instagram filters are: a crutch, a misguided replacement for a properly composed shot and a decent sensor."
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RE[2]: Comment by vivainio
by WorknMan on Mon 9th Apr 2012 21:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by vivainio"
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They're paying for the brand and existing userbase. It's often cheaper to buy those than build them in a market space that's already occupied.

This is true. Some people think Instagram is just about the filters, but they have their own Facebook-like social network with hundreds of thousands of users, which caters to photo enthusiasts.

Or at least, that's what I'm told.

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