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Old 04-09-2012, 10:43 AM
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Facebook Buys Instagram for $1Billion

WTF?!

If you don't call this bubble, I don't know what is. And that's not just all-cash, but cash+stock deal. It could worth well more than a bil.

What's so special about the app?

I'd like to see Instagram's book - how much money it's "making"?

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Old 04-09-2012, 11:02 AM
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:13 AM
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it's like youtube
How?

Please elborate. One could easily picture Google generating revenue from YouTube and how it's relevant to search, but $1b for an android /iPhone app?! You know some hidden agenda from Mr Z? Maybe pushing FB ads to Instagarm?
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:46 PM
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Maybe Instagram was trying to avoid the facebook timeline?
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:25 PM
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Proof that Facebook's IPO riches are going to be ill spent.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:16 AM
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Buying a company with NO revenue simply to eliminate a competitor, this can only be done when you're not a public company. This is "priceless".
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:57 PM
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They pretty much bought 30 million users. The actual program I'm sure they don't really care for.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:44 PM
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They pretty much bought 30 million users. The actual program I'm sure they don't really care for.
How many of those 30m users are already active FB users though? Even if each user of instagram is NOT an FB user and then every single one becomes an active user of FB due to this, they still paid $33/member. When you figure that many Instagram users already are FB users and many more will not become active, revenue producing members, it gets much more expensive per head.

I don't see how this was possibly a good buy for FB.

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:00 PM
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I thought instagram was free in the app store? Why pay $1B
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:38 AM
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Facebook's revenue model is ad-based and it may be that they feel they can integrate Instagram as the primary photo hosting service for Facebook and in turn vastly increase their ad revenue.
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How many of those 30m users are already active FB users though? Even if each user of instagram is NOT an FB user and then every single one becomes an active user of FB due to this, they still paid $33/member. When you figure that many Instagram users already are FB users and many more will not become active, revenue producing members, it gets much more expensive per head.

I don't see how this was possibly a good buy for FB.

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Well now Facebook owns the rights of 30 million users photos. I'm sure they will be using the most popular photos with other companies to generate even more money. I dunno, that the closes thing Incan make sense of any only this.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:49 PM
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:05 AM
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Just to put things into perspective... for 10% more, you can buy Ducati


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I just posted the exact same comment in E36 OT.

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