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Wow Facebook is stupid, they could have just downloaded the app for free instead of paying $1B.
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Wow Facebook is stupid, they could have just downloaded the app for free instead of paying $1B.

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Wow Facebook is stupid, they could have just downloaded the app for free instead of paying $1B.

Dude, that had me crying at my desk at work, hilarious!
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The cynnical part of me thinks that this purchase was less to do with using the services that instagram can use, and more to do with the raw IP that they probably own. With the initiation of patent lawsuits against them by Yahoo, I wonder if instagram owns some IP that would invalidate yahoo's claim of infringement. However, I don't see how it would be retroactive.

Then again, FB just purchased a bunch of IBM patents as ammunition against the yahoo suit, so perhaps they are interested in instagram itself.

I still don't understand what utility it provides facebook that facebook doesn't already have. But I guess we'll see.
    
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