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This Video Of Mark Zuckerberg In 2011 Is An Absolutely Fascinating look At How The Technology World Has Changed (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg has made two shocking acquisitions this year. He paid $19 billion for WhatsApp, and $2 billion for Oculus VR. Prior to buying these companies, the biggest Facebook acquisition was Instagram for $1 billion. He also reportedly failed to buy Snapchat for $3 billion. Show More Summary

On Oculus Rift and Facebook’s grand acquisitions

So… Microsoft buys Nokia, Yahoo buys Tumblr, Twitter buys Vine, Google buys Nest, Facebook buys Instagram, Facebook buys WhatsApp, Facebook buys Oculus Rift. Notice the pattern in the recent big tech acquisitions? Facebook is really, really spending big on getting all futuristic. Show More Summary

#Ridiculous: $3,000 buys a social media wedding concierge'

Ah, your wedding day. It simply wouldn't be complete without your loving new spouse, those beautiful flowers... and that guy in the corner who's making $3,000 to live tweet, Instagram and Facebook your nuptials. It's a new service from...Show More Summary

How Facebook is grinding its mobile app rivals into dust

Yahoo keeps grimly churning through acquisitions; buying and shutting down small tech firms with mechanical fervor. Facebook is buying far bigger, far more expensive companies and with fairly stunning results. Instagram is the most dazzling example. Show More Summary

Facebook and Instagram announced on Wednesday that they would tighten policies to make it more diffi

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook and Instagram announced on Wednesday that they would tighten policies to make it more difficult to buy and trade illegal guns on their websites. It's about time. Read more...

It just got harder to buy a gun on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook announced extra “education and enforcement” measures to crack down on gun sales.

Facebook, Instagram crack down on gun sales on social networks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc and its photo sharing subsidiary, Instagram, will delete posts offering to buy or sell guns without background checks, Facebook announced on Wednesday.

Facebook may announce policy changes on gun-themed pages (exclusive)

A spokeswoman for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told VentureBeat last week, "Anybody can go to Facebook and Instagram and buy a gun online. We’re asking them to review their policies."

Other than Google and Facebook, who else wanted to buy WhatsApp?

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

It’s been one week since Facebook’s bought mobile messaging service WhatsApp for the brain-melting price of $19 billion. As the world ran out of superlatives and comparisons to describe the enormity of that sum (19 Instagrams? 5 million Segways?), we all wondered: How could an app with $20 million in estimated revenue last year sell for 950 times...

Angry moms urge Facebook and Instagram to get out of the gun business

A group of angry mothers and a powerful advocacy group have joined forces to demand that Facebook and Instagram get out of the gun business. “Anybody can go to Facebook and Instagram and buy a gun online, and we’re urging …

Why Facebook Thinks WhatsApp Is Worth $19B

When Facebook bought Instagram for $1B, I remember thinking that seemed like a lot of money. Well, this deal is like Facebook buying 19 Instagrams... That's lots of lots of money! So, why does Facebook think WhatsApp is worth...

Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion — Design News

Facebook announced yesterday that it's buying messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. The app is the 5th most downloaded on the Android market, and has 450 million users. The social network paid $1 billion for Instagram in 2012. READ MORE »

Facebook to buy mobile app company for $19 billion

The cash and stock deal dwarfs the $1 billion Facebook paid for photo-sharing app Instagram

Why Facebook Thinks WhatsApp is Worth $16B.

Facebook is paying much more for WhatsApp than it did for Instagram, but it’s getting more, too. On Wednesday, Facebook announced the latest move in its quest for mobile social domination: it plans to buy popular messaging app WhatsApp for $16 billion in a cash and stock deal.

The enormous scale of Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp buy, in 1 chart

Facebook just bought the messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion, or 19 Instagrams. What does that even look like? To grasp how crazily big this acquisition is, it helps to break it out. Everything you're about to see is to scale. If one Instagram is worth about this much... Then Snapchat, which was reportedly offered […]

Google Dumps Bump — and With It, the Dream of Dead Simple, Cross Platform File Transfers

If a great big web company such as Google or Facebook buys a startup that’s captured the world’s imagination — such as YouTube or Instagram — it sometimes works out O.K. But if the startup in question is anything less than a massive hit, acquisition is often (and maybe usually) followed by termination. Show More Summary

Why Snapchat Would Face A User Revolt If It Tries To Sell Advertising

Facebook shocked the tech world Wednesday when it offered to buy Snapchat for $3 billion (that's three Instagrams), and Snapchat shocked even more when it refused. Then Google was rumored to have considered a $4 billion offer. This suggests...Show More Summary

Industry People Are Whispering That Kevin Systrom Blew It Selling Instagram For $1 Billion (FB)

In Spring 2012, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent a long weekend with Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom. After three days of talks, the pair agreed that Facebook would buy Instagram for ~$1 billion. In an instant, the 28-year-old Systrom put hundreds of millions of dollars into his bank account and made millionaires out of the startups dozen employees. Show More Summary

Snapchat bid triples Facebook’s desperation

Mark Zuckerberg's social network shelled out $1 bln for no-revenue Instagram last year. Now it's dangling $3 bln to a mobile application that sends self-destructing digital images. Facebook's escalating need to buy off marauders at its moat suggests its defenses are scalable.

Snapchat turned down a $3B acquisition offer from Facebook

Nov. 12 - 13, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now While Facebook had already dished out $1 billion to buy photo sharing social network Instagram, the company was hoping to make an even bigger offer for photo service …

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