Monday, April 9, 2012

Facebook buys Instagram

This is a totally unexpected news but it is real, Facebook, who needs no introduction, has announced the acquisition of Instagram, the photo sharing platform available on iOS and Android (recently).

This purchase estimated at $ 1 billion has just been finalized today by MarkZukerberg, the creator of Facebook, who announced it on his profile. The news was then confirmed to the press area of the site. Mark Zukerberg expresses delighted with this acquisition and that the team developer of Instagram will join that of Facebook.

In a statement that Zuckerberg posted on Facebook, he said:
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.

This acquisition will allow the social network to further improve its 
photo sharing functions for users. The company says it will develop independently Instagram from its social network; this means that the application Instagram as such will always be available separately from that of Facebook. It will also be possible to share photos Instagram on several social networks. Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s CEO, wrote this to calm down his users in response to the deal. An excerpt:

It’s important to be clear that Instagram is not going away. We’ll be working with Facebook to evolve Instagram and build the network. We’ll continue to add new features to the product and find new ways to create a better mobile photos experience.

This acquisition is the largest since the creation of Facebook in 2004, I expect that the firm will make good use and it will not neglect Instagram in favor of his own social network.

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