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Instagram's rise and the billion dollar deal that made it

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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.