Facebook's Real Mobile Question, Post-Instagram: Can It Challenge Apple And Google?

Facebook made a smart move today, acquiring red-hot mobile photo-sharing service Instagram for $1 billion. Not only does Facebook now own an important mobile property, but it also took its biggest threat – a thriving mobile-only social network – off the market. Brilliant.

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