[citation][nom]ddpruitt[/nom]So they didn't actually pay $715 million for instagram, they paid $300 mil. They also gave them stock, something Facebook didn't buy, pay for, or have to work for. I love how business types create money out of thin air, no wonder the economy's in trouble.[/citation]
They had to work quite hard for it actually. That is giving them ownership of a portion of Facebook. Its like saying that if someone gave you land and materials to build a house and you went through the whole process of building it, then sold it, that you were making money out of thin air without working for it.