Instagram is the ubiquitous service that everyone thinks of when they talk of mobile photography, but its rise to fame wasn't without intrigue. Kara Swisher has written a lengthy piece for Vanity Fair that details the inauspicious beginnings of the company, to its various investment deals and finally, its famous billion dollar acquisition by Facebook. It's a good read for anyone interested in following the lore of Silicon Valley, or for other aspiring entrepreneurs that are still looking to nab their own big pay days.