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Insta-billion: The price tag on Instagram

Apr 10, 2012
A wee little program that lets you send photos from your cell phone to your pals is worth a billion U.S. dollars. That’s the price the social networking company Facebook is paying to snap up Instagram, an app that also lets the sender mess with the photos before sending them.
Posted In: Facebook, instagram, mobile apps

The motivation behind Facebook's Instagram buy

Apr 10, 2012
Facebook is making its biggest purchase yet as it prepares to go public. The company is buying the photo-sharing app Instagram for a billion dollars. Is it worth the price tag?
Posted In: Facebook, instagram, mobile apps

Instagram could struggle to turn a profit

Apr 10, 2012
Facebook is buying the mobile app company Instagram for $1 billion. But when many similar image-based companies have failed to make a profit, will Instagram be any different?
Posted In: instagram, Facebook, mobile apps

The social networking deal

Apr 9, 2012
A quick look at the social media landscape, and not everyone is happy about the Facebook-Instagram deal.
Posted In: Facebook, instagram, Mergers and Acquisitions

Facebook to pay one billion for Instagram

Apr 9, 2012
The company's photo-sharing app and social network will be Facebook's biggest acquisition yet
Posted In: Facebook, technology, software, app, instagram, social networking

The social networking deal

Apr 9, 2012
A quick look at the social media landscape, and not everyone is happy about the Facebook-Instagram deal.
Posted In: Facebook, instagram, Mergers and Acquisitions

A trip across the country with no human contact

Mar 28, 2012
Fight it if you want, but the robots are coming. Marketplace’s David Brancaccio is embarking on a deep investigative experiment on how robots are taking over. Plus, what is the Instagrammiest Instagram photo?
Posted In: robots, Robots Ate My Job, instagram

Facebook gets filtered

Aug 25, 2011
Apparently one of Facebook's summer plans was to acquire the uber-popular photo sharing site, Instagram. What's appealing to people about Instagram...
Posted In: Facebook, instagram, photos

How Flickr missed the boat that Instagram caught

Dec 27, 2010
Instagram is one of the hottest new social media platforms out there. It's all about photo sharing, super easy to use your iPhone to take pictures,...
Posted In: flickr, instagram, social media, Web Culture, Yahoo

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