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The departure of Instagram's cofounders is a bad thing for Facebook - but it could be even worse for the rest of us

21 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Instagram cofounders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announced on Monday they are leaving the company.
Their departure poses big risks for the service they created and for Facebook, its corporate parent.
Their resignations come as Facebook has becoming increasingly reliant on the revenue and user growth Instagram provides.
It also follows a series of scandals at Facebook that have exposed the shortcomings of Mark Zuckerberg as a leader and CEO.
It's usually not huge news when the founders of a startup leave after their company is acquired.
But the departure of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger...
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The end of Instagram as we know it is here

The end of Instagram as we know it is here

21 days ago   |   By The Verge

Some time on Monday, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger appear to have snapped.
Tensions between the Instagram founders and their parent company had been simmering for months. But tensions are the default state at any company that has been acquired, and Systrom and Krieger had navigated those waters ably for six years.
High-level corporate executive departures generally - and Facebook departures in particular - are stage-managed to minimize drama. A replacement leader is identified and named internally. A public-relations plan is developed and put into action. An anodyne blog post announces...
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With Instagram Cofounders Out, It's Facebook All the Way Down

With Instagram Cofounders Out, It's Facebook All the Way Down

22 days ago   |   By Wired

Instagram cofounders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger quit the social media company Monday amid reports of clashes with Mark Zuckerberg.
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Some of the last interviews Instagram founder Kevin Systrom gave before leaving Facebook might hint at what his concerns were

Some of the last interviews Instagram founder Kevin Systrom gave before leaving Facebook might hint at what his concerns were

22 days ago   |   By Business Insider

In a September 5th interview with Reid Hoffman on the Masters of Scale podcast, Instagram cofounder and then CEO Kevin Systrom spoke about his vision for the company - and it might have hinted at the reasons behind his recent departure.
Facebook's recent handling of Instagram is rumored to have been a headache for Systrom and fellow Instagram cofounder Mike Krieger. In a few interviews before his announcement, Systrom discussed how the initial relationship with Facebook was mutually beneficial, and crucial for Instagram's growth.
The pair didn't provide a reason for quitting, however, and...
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