The Filtered Network – Mark Zuckerber of facebook buying instagram for $1 BILLION

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best photo sharing “Using Instagram for free isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Paying a billion dollars for it.” -Mark Zuckerberg

Article from by Jennifer Van Grove:

The billion-dollar deal that shook the web took just 48 hours from start to finish, according to inside sources.

Monday, Facebook announced that it was acquiring photo-sharing phenom Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. The deal, reports the New York Times, was championed by none other than power-player CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and pieced together in record time.

“Less than 24 hours after the ink dried on Instagram’s latest financing round — an investment that valued it at roughly $500 million — Mr. Zuckerberg placed a call to Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s chief executive,” the Times reports.

The story goes that Zuckerberg, Systrom, and their respective companies spent this past weekend ironing out the details before going live with the news Monday morning.

Facebook for its part won’t confirm the insiders’ accounts, but the details match up with an earlier report from Fortune. Sources told the publication that the Facebook-Instagram deal was started only after the beloved photo-sharing startup secured a (still rumored) $50 million round from Seqouia, Thrive, Greylock, and Benchmark.

“I think Facebook panicked,” a person told Fortune. “So it decided to take out the competition before it had a chance to grow even bigger.”

VentureBeat’s friends in the financial community agree. “Facebook’s short-term threat, which could eat into their IPO valuation, was Instagram,” Moor Insights and Strategy president and principal analyst Patrick Moorhead told us when the news broke. “They removed that problem.”

For more background on why Facebook was so desperate to snatch up Instagram at such a high price, just have a look at its S-1.


I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.

For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.

We believe these are different experiences that complement each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.

That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.

We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.

These and many other features are important parts of the Instagram experience and we understand that. We will try to learn from Instagram’s experience to build similar features into our other products. At the same time, we will try to help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure.

This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time we’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users. We don’t plan on doing many more of these, if any at all. But providing the best photo sharing experience is one reason why so many people love Facebook and we knew it would be worth bringing these two companies together.

We’re looking forward to working with the Instagram team and to all of the great new experiences we’re going to be able to build together.


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Best iPhone apps- Shop Savvy and Word lens

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best shopping apps Part 1- Cool apps that you can use on the iPhone or iTouch. January 2011.

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Best iPhone Photography Apps

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best photo sharing This is a roundup of the apps I uss on my iPhone for snapping, editing, and sharing pictures.

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Top 5 Paid iPod Touch Apps of June 2012

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4. Plants vs Zombies
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*NEW* iPhone/iTouch Top 5 Paid Apps (Feb. 2010)

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This is my first top 5 app for the month of Febuary 2010. Subscribe to see the top 5 apps every month as they come out! Here they are:
5. NBA Hotshot- $0.99 0:42
4. Shopping Cart Hero- $0.99 2:04
3. 2XL ATV Offroad- $4.99 2:59
2. StickBo (Paid Version)- $1.99 4:30
1. Grand Theft Auto- Chinatown Wars- $9.99 5:46

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Top 5: Digital Journal’s Top 5 Unique Gift Ideas For Gadget Lovers

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For the geek who has everything, Digital Journal TV presents a gift guide featuring innovative and unique gadgets. Find out what tech can let you send photos from a camera to PC wirelessly, how to juice up your iPhone and which notebook PC takes top spot.

Digital Journal TV — You know the type: the tech fiend who has the latest iPod, the souped-up home theatre, cellphones that complement any wardrobe. It’s hard to buy gifts for this gadget lover because this shopper stays updated on the latest releases and model updates.

But Digital Journal TV is up to the task of profiling gifts ideal for this tricky customer. We not only present some high-profile gadgets winning acclaim this year but also lesser-known products that fill a niche in the tech market.

In no particular order, here are some of the hottest tech gifts to buy this holiday season. Our pick for the Top 5 Best Gadgets is in the video below.

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How to create great photo on iPhone with Photo Frame Maker App?

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Photo Frame Maker iPhone / iPad App allows you to combine multiple photos into one frame. This video shows you how to make a great framed photo with this app.

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[Best Apps] and Best [Free Apps] For Iphone Or Computer that Saves Time and Money!

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best shopping apps The [Best Apps] and Best [Free Apps] For Iphone Or Computer that Saves Time and Money! This is this [Best Apps] and the Best [Free Apps] you can download and install in less than a minute on your Iphone or Computer! This is certified with the best software, that doesn’t store your information or contain any adware or spyware. This is the [Best Apps] that you can download for free that will save you time and money when shopping online! If you shop at walmart, ebay, amazon,, and more. You can create your own coupons and instantly find the best deals to save you over $300 a month or more! No cost free apps that are the best apps to save you time and money. When you do a google search, the shopping genie magically appears and instead of you having to go through all those search results, the shopping genie springs into action and automatically find the best deals and the cheapest shopping deals online to save you time and money. This is truly the best free apps for an iphone ipad or ipod touch that you could ever find. its legitimate free best apps that you can download and start using in seconds! Go here to install the free shopping genie app instantly: REMEMBER YOUR CODE!

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What if your favorite video games were actually realistic?
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Best iPhone App For Submitting Photos – Facebook, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa and More!

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PhotoScatter is the simplest way to send photos from your iPhone or iPod Touch to many of the top photo sharing sites.


1. Select or Take a photo
2. Choose the sites you want to submit to
3. Add a title and description (optional)
4. Submit

Its that easy.

Version 1 of PhotoScatter supports the following sites:

(more coming soon)

You can submit to ALL of the sites above with one click, or only one or two its completely up to you.

Never before has it been this easy to get a photo from your iPhone or iPod Touch to your favorite photo sharing sites.

Hope you enjoy the review,


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