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Facebook Buying Instagram For $1 Billion

Writing in (where else) a status update from Palo Alto this morning, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his company has agreed to purchase San Francisco-based social photography app Instagram for a reported $1 billion in cash and stock. According to Zuckerberg's press release, the wildly popular iPhone app, which recently caused a stir with an Android version, won't simply be lumped in with the rest of Facebook's services, but will continue to be developed as an independent product.
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