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“There’s No Reason You Can’t Start” — Words of Wisdom From the Instagram Guys (Video)

Odds are very good that you will not sell your start-up to Facebook for $1 billion. You may not even start a start-up. But you can still find lots of inspiration from this hour-long presentation from Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, from way back in May 2011, when they were merely running a hot start-up.

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald