Controversy over Facebook Instagram $1-billion deal, what does it mean?
If the rumors are true, then it looks like Facebook‘s $1-billion buyout of free photo-sharing service Instagram is under review by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The social network Facebook announced last month that it planned to buy Instagram for about $1 billion in cash and stock. It could upset plans to close the Facebook-Instagram deal by the end of the second quarter.
According to pril Dembosky wrote at the Financial Times, Deals for more than $66 million typically undergo greater regulatory scrutiny, under current antitrust law. The routine competition investigation could take six months to a year.
Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Securities even criticized Mark Zuckerberg for his fashion sense and hoodie “Mark and his signature hoodie: He’s actually showing investors he doesn’t care that much; he’s going to be him,”.
The social network Facebook integrate Instagram into its site until after its gets approval from regulators. If the Facebook-Instagram $1-billion merger is not completed, company has promised to give Instagram $200 million for its troubles.
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