After $1B Instagram Buyout, Could Facebook Buy Viddy Next?

After $1B Instagram Buyout, Could Facebook Buy Viddy Next?

Was Zuckerberg simply showing off his pooch, or is he eyeing up another takeover?

Having already treated himself to the hugely popular photo-sharing service Instagram earlier this month, there’s talk that Mark Zuckerberg could now be eyeing up a potential takeover of Viddy, a service that is often described as “Instagram for videos.” It would be the perfect companion to Facebook’s latest purchase.

Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion after the service became so popular that users chose to use it over Facebook’s own photo sharing tools. Viddy could be about to do the same after its rapid growth has taken it to the top of the App Store’s free charts.

The service is so good that it has caught the eye of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, who recently signed up and posted a video that features his dog entitled “Baby Beast.” The clip has already attracted over 1,800 views and 223 comments, while Zuckerberg’s profile now has 2,295 followers.

Of course, it’s likely Zuckerberg was simply checking out one of the iPhone’s hottest video sharing service. However, he has sparked speculation that he could be eyeing up yet another takeover. Viddy has enjoyed a significant surge in adoption lately, and it could be that its popularity has earned it a place on top of Zuckerberg’s shopping list.

[via AppAdvice]

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