Monday, April 09, 2012

Cool. Cool, cool, cool.

Judging by news reports, the $1 billion deal for Facebook to buy Instagram seems to have reversed global warming:

Facebook has announced that it is acquiring Instagram for a cool $1 billion in cash and shares. --TG Daily

The announcement came today that the Spending Ludicrously Large Sums Of Money Division of Facebook is planning to purchase Instagram for a cool $1 billion. --Edmonton Journal

CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday that his social media empire is buying the mega-popular Instagram photography app company for a cool $1 billion. --International Business Times

According to USA Today, the price for Zuckenberg and Facebook? A cool $1 billion in cash and shares as part of a deal expected to close later this quarter. --The Smoking Section

According to a report from All Things D's Kara Swisher, Facebook will pick up the social app, which got its own long-awaited Android version, for a cool $1 billion in cash and shares. --Engadget

Facebook has just announced that it has bought the Instagram photo-sharing service for a cool $1 billion (around £630 million). --TechRadar

Facebook shelled out a cool $1 billion for Instagram today. --PC Mag

It can achieve that aim in one fell swoop, and for a cool $1 billion, by picking up Instagram. --Different PC Mag article

On the eve of its initial public offering, Facebook just announced that it's buying the popular mobile photo-sharing service Instagram for a cool $1 billion in cash and stock. --Forbes

By now, the whole media/tech world is abuzz following the announcement that Facebook has acquired photo-sharing service Instagram for a cool $1 billion in cash and stock. --Media Bistro

Facebook announced plans Monday to buy mobile photo-sharing site Instagram for a cool $1 billion in a move that will make the social networking giant an even bigger data hog for wireless carriers. --Light Reading

Facebook has purchased Instagram for a cool $1 billion dollars. --Macgasm

With the announcement on Monday (April 9) that it had been bought by Facebook for a cool $1 billion, Instagram seems destined to be the next big thing.

Facebook has purchased Instagram, the quirky photo sharing app for a cool $1 billion. --Tripped Media

Facebook has bought the photo sharing company 'Instagram' for a cool $1 billion in cash and shares. --The Economic Voice

Facebook is buying popular photo-sharing company Instagram for a cool $1 billion in cash and stock. --FierceCIO

The managers and staff of these startup companies can only hope for the fortune recently experienced by the photo-sharing app Instagram, which was sold to Facebook on Monday for a cool $1 billion. --Fox 5 Las Vegas

In its biggest acquisition yet, Facebook will purchase Instagram, the photo sharing system with those quirky special effects filters that make your iPhone pictures look like they were taken with an Instamatic in 1973, for a cool $1 billion -- despite the fact that Instagram has never made a dime and employs only about a dozen people. --HeraldNet



Professor Longnose said...

Was that part of the deal? Did the contract say they had to pay in cool money, or did Instagram expect warm money and get stiffed?

Bix said...

lol...that's so weird. Why is money cold? Like cold cash?