Ranking of the most expensive photo-sharing acquisitions as of 2012

Most expensive acquisition prices for photo-sharing websites from 1999 to 2012 (in million U.S. dollars)

Ranking of the most expensive photo-sharing acquisitions as of 2012 This statistic shows the most expensive photo-sharing startup acquisitions from 1999 to 2012. On April 9, 2012, Facebook announced its impending acquisition of Instagram, a free photo-sharing app, for approximately 1 billion U.S. dollars in cash and stock, making it the most expensive exit of a photo-sharing website ever. The second-most expensive photo-website sale was News Corp's 2007 purchase of Photobucket.
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Most expensive acquisition prices for photo-sharing websites from 1999 to 2012 (in million U.S. dollars)

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Exit price in million U.S. dollars
Facebook buys Instagram (2012)1,000
News Corp acquires Photobucket (2007)300
Fotolog acquired by Hi Media (2007)90
Excite acquires Webshots (2001)83
CNET buys Webshots (2004)71
American Greetings buys Webshots from CNET (2007)45
Yahoo acquires Flickr (2005)30
United Online acquires PhotoSite (2005)10
Google acquires Picasa (2004)5
Webshots founders buy it back (2001)3
Shutterfly acquires Tiny Pictures aka Radar (2009)2
Kaboose acquires BubbleShare (2007)2
Exit price in million U.S. dollars
Facebook buys Instagram (2012)1,000
News Corp acquires Photobucket (2007)300
Fotolog acquired by Hi Media (2007)90
Excite acquires Webshots (2001)83
CNET buys Webshots (2004)71
American Greetings buys Webshots from CNET (2007)45
Yahoo acquires Flickr (2005)30
United Online acquires PhotoSite (2005)10
Google acquires Picasa (2004)5
Webshots founders buy it back (2001)3
Shutterfly acquires Tiny Pictures aka Radar (2009)2
Kaboose acquires BubbleShare (2007)2
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This statistic shows the most expensive photo-sharing startup acquisitions from 1999 to 2012. On April 9, 2012, Facebook announced its impending acquisition of Instagram, a free photo-sharing app, for approximately 1 billion U.S. dollars in cash and stock, making it the most expensive exit of a photo-sharing website ever. The second-most expensive photo-website sale was News Corp's 2007 purchase of Photobucket.
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Release date
April 2012
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
1999 to 2012
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