Facebook and Instagram go down on Saturday morning
In April of 2012, Instagram was purchased by Facebook for $1 billion. At the time, this seemed like an expensive purchase for Facebook to make, but it was chump change compared to the final price of $21 billion that Facebook spent to acquire WhatsApp. That deal closed in October of 2014. Keep in mind that in both transactions, Facebook used a combination of cash and Facebook shares to cover the purchase price.
According to DownDetector, Facebook had some issues since 9:12 AM EDT. The outage lasted for a couple of hours with 38% unable to log in, 38% suffering a total blackout and 22% unable to access their photos. At the peak, more than 9,600 Facebook subscribers had registered their problem with DownDetector. A live map shows that complaints from Facebook users are still coming in from the East and West Coast of the U.S. A DownDetector chart of Instagram shows a similar pattern.
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source: DownDetector, @An0mim0_o via WindowsCentral