The Team Facebook Bought for $1 Billion

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With its billion-dollar acquisition of Instagram, Facebook now has a killer photo app that plugs a big hole in its mobile strategy. But it also gets something else: about a dozen talented employees who know how to create a great user experience. And that expertise will be critical to Facebook's future.

Click on to meet the tiny team that built Instagram into what it is today. Notice any patterns in the backgrounds of these Instagrammers? That's no coincidence.