After Missing Out On Buying Instagram, Twitter Considered Buying Another Camera App

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Twitter considered buying Camera+, another advanced camera app for the iPhone, after it missed out on buying Instagram, Bloomberg reports.Twitter had expressed interest in buying Instagram, but Instagram ended up selling to Facebook for $1 billion, The New York Times reported last month.

The talks between Camera+ and Twitter broke down because a majority of the Camera+ team didn’t want to move to San Francisco, where Twitter is based, reports Bloomberg. Around two-thirds of the Camera+ staff is internationally-based.

Apparently shortly before Facebook announced its deal with Instagram, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey uploaded a photo on Instagram. Then, two days later, started using Camera+ and hasn’t used Instagram since.

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