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Fake Instagram Android app infects system with malware

Fake Instagram Android app infects system with malware

Instagram has been getting a lot of buzz as of late thanks to the Facebook buyout. Why you would try to download it from anywhere other than the Play Store, we don’t know, but it turns out there is a malicious version of the app in the wild. Russian developers have released a fake version of Instagram that when installed will send SMSs in the background. The messages are sent to a premium number which helps generate revenue for the developers.

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Zuckerberg negotiated Instagram buy with no board input

Zuckerberg negotiated Instagram buy with no board input

While it may have appeared that Facebook's purchase price of $1 billion of the app known as Instagram may have broken all barriers for the mobile software world, was originally going to be twice as nice - and all Zuckerberg. According to sources speaking with the Wall Street Journal, the original number asked by Instagram's Kevin Systrom was a whopping $2 billion USD. This number was negotiated over the course of three days (or so) before Systrom and Zuckerberg, essentially just the two of them, decided on a final price.

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Instagram wanted $2bn in Zuckerberg’s secret Facebook negotiations

Instagram wanted $2bn in Zuckerberg’s secret Facebook negotiations

Facebook's $1bn grab of Instagram last week could've cost the social network twice as much if it wasn't for Mark Zuckerberg's negotiation skills, bypassing the board for most of the acquisition preamble. Instagram creator Kevin Systrom was reportedly chasing a whopping $2bn for the photo filter and sharing app, according to the WSJ's sources, made more confident after Facebook had attempted to acquire his company the year before.

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Twitter tried to grab Instagram months before Facebook

Twitter tried to grab Instagram months before Facebook

An interesting report has surfaced regarding Instagram. At this point, we all know Facebook purchased the photo-sharing app for about $1 billion. The app had been around for two years and interestingly twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was an early investor in Instagram. Reports are now surfacing that twitter had tried to buy Instagram "months" before Facebook.

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Hands on with Viddy: Instagram for Videos

Hands on with Viddy: Instagram for Videos

The developers at Viddy Inc have had no qualms about riding the coattails of Instagram as the latter company shot to stardom over the past few weeks - and with an interface nearly identical and videos instead of photos to boot, why shouldn't they? Made by a completely separate set of developers than the folks who brought you Instagram, this app has been described many times in it short history as "Instagram for Videos." Imagine our surprise then when we had a peek at it and it actually was!

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Four alternatives to Instagram

Four alternatives to Instagram

As Instagram gains some intense success after it's been released to Android, gets a bump for iPhone, and is purchased by Facebook for a billion dollars, you might find yourself looking for alternative apps that do essentially the same thing. We just happen to have three alternative apps ready for you to peek at right here - each of them more high quality and powerful than the last! Will you be able to pull yourself away from the simplicity and coolness of Instagram long enough to switch?

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Instagram may be first in a line of Facebook purchases

Instagram may be first in a line of Facebook purchases

After making a blockbuster purchase of the number one and rising app hit Instagram this month for a whopping one billion dollars, Facebook board members are now being asked what the company plans on picking up next. Facebook is currently working with at least $4 billion MORE in cash right this minute as SF Gate reminds us, with a couple more billion on the way thanks to their $5 billion IPO announced months ago. Will Facebook start picking up 3rd party apps and services left and right now that they've perhaps opened the flood gates with Instagram?

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Instagram gets HTC One X support with Tegra 3 tweak

Instagram gets HTC One X support with Tegra 3 tweak

Instagram has updated its Android app to support the HTC One X, as well as making GPS tagging of photos on all devices more accurate. Released less than a week ago - but already notching up over 5m downloads - Instagram for Android has already seen several minor tweaks, but v1.0.4 addresses the biggest complaint among users: that high-profile new phones like the One X weren't supported thanks to a reported glitch with the Tegra 3 chipset.

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