From Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg:
I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.
For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.
We believe these are different experiences that complement each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.
Translation: We’re acquiring Instagram but leaving it a separate product. Which is pretty much what they should do in this case.
You know what’s cool … etc etc.
A student who moonlights as a government operative. A social game that moonlights as a TV series. This will be an interesting experiment.
Mark and Andy Zuckerberg
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Similar to Universal’s deal last week to offer up Big Lebowski for rent, Miramax has struck a deal to create a Facebook app that provides clips and full length content from their library.
I’ve been working on for the past few weeks over at my real job. It’s a bit of Facebook interactive. After you answer the five trivia questions (based on information given in the videos that precede each), you can enter to win a trip to The Playboy Club in London.
Sounds a bit like Pottermore, except with Nikki Finke instead of JK Rowling and a dash of Farmville thrown in. I’m intrigued by the live element in which they promise real breaking entertainment news will have an affect on the game.