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Facebook Hires Team Behind Android Photosharing App Lightbox

2 years agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Facebook has just closed a deal to hire about seven employees from Android photosharing app Lightbox. The app will shut down and people can download their photos until June 15th. Along with the Instagram acquisition, the Lightbox hires will help Facebook prepare for a very mobile-centric future. Here's the full statement from Lightbox's blog:
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Instagram hits 5 billion photos shared as it closes Facebook deal

Technology : GigaOM (2 years ago)

Facebook and Instagram finally closed the deal on their acquisition today, as Instagram noted the popular photo sharing app hit 5 billion photos uploaded so far, a huge number and testament to growth as it prepares to merge with the... Read Post

Baidu Shoots Up Google Play Download Rankings With Apps That Boost Android Performance

Technology : TechCrunch (last week)

Chinese search engine giant Baidu had a good month on the Google Play Store in June, shooting up seven ranks to crack the top 10 publishers by downloads, according to App Annie’s latest global app index. Baidu’s growth wasn’t on the... Read Post

Facebook Picks Up The Mobile Development Team From Pieceable

Technology : TechCrunch (2 years ago)

How many mobile acquisitions and team hires can Facebook do in one month? Too many to count, apparently. There was mobile commerce startup Karma, then they hired the team from Android developer shop Lightbox. Now the developers from... Read Post


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