Facebook wins approval from California to issue stock for its purchase of Instagram. The deal -...

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Facebook wins approval from California to issue stock for its purchase of Instagram. The deal - made up of $300M cash and nearly 23M FB shares - is valued at about $730M now vs. roughly $1B when announced in April. "(I) realize there's upside and downside to all public markets," says Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. "We still firmly believe in the long-term value of Facebook."