Investors have been wondering exactly how Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) plans on making money off Instagram since the social networking kingpin shelled out big time for it last year. Well, it looks like the answer is nearly here, and it's exactly what many expected -- advertisements.
Most agree the idea of pop-up ads appearing next to your friends' favorite photos is truly cringe-worthy. However, if recent rumors bear any weight, the picture-sharing power will thankfully take a more nuanced approach, which, of course, bodes well for Facebook investors. as well.
So, what should we expect from Instagram's foray into minting money? In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner talks about Instagram's potential advertising options, and the implications they hold for Facebook investors.
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