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In Facebook Deal for Instagram, Board Was All But Out of Picture – WSJ.com

On the morning of Sunday, April 8, Facebook Inc.’s youthful chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, alerted his board of directors that he intended to buy Instagram, the hot photo-sharing service.

It was the first the board heard of what, later that day, would become …

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Social networking: Facestagram’s photo opportunity | The Economist

MOST companies preparing for a huge stockmarket flotation would try to keep a low profile. Not Facebook. On April 9th the giant social network stunned the business world by announcing it was buying …

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Facebook to Buy Photo-Sharing Service Instagram for $1 Billion – NYTimes.com

Facebook, the world’s largest social network, said it had agreed to buy Instagram, the popular mobile-centric photo-sharing service, for $1 billion in cash and stock, giving it a stronger …

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Investors Get the Chance to Assess Facebook’s Potential – NYTimes.com

With a huge initial public offering on the runway, Facebook has shown that it pays to have friends. New investors will now have to decide what they are willing to pay to be …

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