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Tensions with Zuckerberg blamed for Instagram duo's exit

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, who have been at the company since Instagram’s acquisition by Facebook in 2012, are said to have been frustrated by an increase in day-to-day involvement by Zuckerberg

25th September, 2018
Instagram increasingly important to Facebook. Pic: Getty

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, who have been at the company since Instagram’s acquisition by Facebook in 2012, had been able to keep the brand and product independent while relying on Facebook’s infrastructure and resources to grow.

Lately, they were frustrated by an uptick in day-to-day involvement by Zuckerberg, who has become more reliant on Instagram in planning for Facebook’s future, said the people.

For years, Systrom and Krieger were...

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