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Default Facebook's USD 1 Billion Investment - 04-10-2012, 02:00 | posts: 6,462

It is all over the web that Facebook as accuired Instagram for $1 Billion Below is one of the reason for Instagram's popularity: Instagram is a mobile-only photo-sharing app.It grew from 1 million...

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Default 04-10-2012, 02:30 | posts: 7,187 | Location: Above Earth in a Big Rocket Ship

This whole facebook/web 2.0 bubble is going to pop eventually. How much as instagram generated in revenue? A whole zero dollars? Yet the company is valued more than the New York Times? Give me a break.
   
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Default 04-10-2012, 02:44 | posts: 16,596 | Location: US East Coast

Unfortunately, as we both know, value isn't dependent on how much a company actually makes.....otherwise Apple, Facebook, Google, etc wouldn't be worth anywhere near what they're valued at....
   
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Default 04-10-2012, 06:10 | posts: 9,869 | Location: Yorkshire [UK]

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This whole facebook/web 2.0 bubble is going to pop eventually. How much as instagram generated in revenue? A whole zero dollars? Yet the company is valued more than the New York Times? Give me a break.

"I understand Instagram has 13 employees - so at $77m a head that makes it the most expensive business deal in history that I can think of."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17658264

Someone did well in the deal! Let's hope the employees all owned shares.

I personally can't see the point in an App that makes your photos look ****, but whatever.
   
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Default 04-10-2012, 06:19 | posts: 532

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Unfortunately, as we both know, value isn't dependent on how much a company actually makes.....otherwise Apple, Facebook, Google, etc wouldn't be worth anywhere near what they're valued at....
Uhm... Apple and Google make buckets and truckloads of money.
   
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Default 04-10-2012, 07:38 | posts: 6,718 | Location: Portland, Oregon

instacrap.
   
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Default 04-11-2012, 06:02 | posts: 16,596 | Location: US East Coast

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Uhm... Apple and Google make buckets and truckloads of money.
Apple has not made $500 billion dollars.....their net worth (just over 1/2 trillion USD) is based on their stock. Apple actually has less in cash than Bill Gates spent last year.....at least according to the last article I read on Apple's market value.

Google is in the same position. Their stock is valued higher than the balance of their bank account.
   
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Default 04-11-2012, 13:04 | posts: 1,041 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

Will any Samsung Galaxy 4S owners be able to do this with their super AMOLED screens?
   
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Default 04-11-2012, 13:14 | posts: 503 | Location: Denmark

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instacrap.
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