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Mon Apr 9, 10:02 a.m. PST: +Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Facebook has agreed to acquire +Instagram and that the Instagram team will be joining Facebook.

"For years, we've focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook status. "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."

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+Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10100318398827991

+Instagram blog post: http://blog.instagram.com/post/20785013897/instagram-facebook

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They were mad enough when Android got an app, imagine the fireworks when they're integrated into a group of >500M users! I'm buying stock in a popcorn company...
 
Hey its a $1 billion congrats to the engineers and employees of Instagram.
 
Funny I downloaded took one photo tried to share and deleted the app. Now I'm really done.
 
Looks like I didn't miss out by never using Instagram (or FB)!
 
I feel the need to delete Instagram now :-(
 
I already did lol
 
what's the alternative? I'll be deleting my Instagram soon
 
I just deactivated my Instagram and deleted the app. +Kin Enriquez The alternative is to use Camera Awesome or Camera Plus, or Hipstamatic (all if you have iPhone) to process your pics and post them to G+ through the Instant Upload. I have heard that Android has a host of better processing apps than IG, and smartphones link to G+ already.
 
Oh no, FB's tentacles are reaching everywhere...
 
seems that now, all the "IT things" are products of only 3 companies: apple, Google or facebook!
by the way, does anybody know if the news: +Angry Birds is exclusively a product of apple is true? thanks.
 
no its not true my brother plays on it all the time
 
yeah, +sophie brown. it's what I think too. It was a news I read on April 1st so wasn't sure. "out of the subject" over.
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Deleted. But G+, hope you're going to build out that functionality too.
 
Yay, I never joined and still not on Facebook, yet I would like to know how much info FB has on my because of stupid associates.
 
To quote Zuckerberg: "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."

I do not know about you but I am not taking that chance. History has given me ample reasons to doubt this statement.

Instagram unistalled.
 
hein ??!! Instagram !!! Keep up the good work
 
I had considered getting instagram for my Experia Arc.
Not now.
T Wynn
 
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I'm confused. What's everyone so afraid of? That FB will peek into your closets? Do you truly believe Google isn't doing the exact same thing?
 
Mark!! U need any help with refund? Lol
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Things can never be perfect the way anyone wants it to be but I'll give my info to Google before I would to FB any day. So far I feel more respected with the way things are done here then I ever felt over there.
 
Just added Mark Z to a new circle called 'Evil'.
 
I guess Instagram was working too well
 
Brilliant, facebook with 4 billion in revenue buys a company with no revenue for 1 billion. I think they're laughing their ass of at Googlee about this panic move.
 
looks like I will be deleting Instagram!
 
Really? Who the fuck cares, facebooks stupid.
 
+Trish Alwyn I dissagree. Facebook is a wonderful website for keeping morons destracted so they don't use Google+. Also, this purchase allows facebook to use the huge database that instagram previously owned for recording everyones very interesting posts about their bordom
 
love ur dog picture what kind i have a dog identical except he is black
 
i don't but you will also have to inform council members before hand
 
Not cool -> so not cool it's cool -> so cool it's on Android -> so cool it's not cool again -> Acquired by Facebook, thus perpetuating the eternal circle of hipsterdom in nature.
Jae Bev
 
well now instagram will be irrelevant even quicker
 
anup krishna noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
I discussed this post with 1 person in a hangout.
 
Now there is one more reason to delete this app from my phone, wait till they start removing all the naked pics from instagram and the billion will become .01 cent!
 
There's a good article and "how to" on deletion of the Instagram account. Wonder how many people will actually do it
 
lol, better to buy the competence than paying a higher price after...
 
Of course, as soon as this app gets big someone needs to buy it and make more $$ than they already have. Lame.
 
That in business is called a power move, thats just the beginning!!!
 
...I've just closed my 'Instagram' account. I'll have nothing to do with Zuckerberg, or his backers.
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Just uninstalled!
 
Just deleted the account no need to have this. Look at my profile have screenshot :)
 
Never used IG, Cancelled my FB account a long time ago. The Zuck will not get one penny of me. :-)
 
Any way instagram is free to download! Why did he buy it for 1 billion ",) lol
Sean G
 
Seems like a sneaky way to get more info out of peoples phones... Mark. Nice Try?!
Looks like A LOT of people will be Deleting App & worth a Billion. Cant see it... Besides what i said above.
(Or Google woulda bought already... Haha)
Nice way to Trash a Growing App...
But, for A BILLION... id let FB trash my App too!
 
how is this news? its just the same shit with a different company and yes facebook makes a ass load of money off of your private information
 
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i would love to have tht camra in my pocket!!!!!!!!!
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