Instagram has released a new standalone application called Boomerang. It allows users to share 1-second video clips with their friends, effectively taking…
I last made an internet friend in middle school, when so few people used AIM that my real-life friends and I traded…
talk about flaky
All those carefully crafted images of snowscapes will have to stay locked up for a bit, East Coasters, because Facebook and Instagram…
Nice job, Zuck
If a Citigroup analyst is right about the amount of revenue that Instagram will be able to generate from advertising over the next couple of years, Facebook’s acquisition of the company for just $1 billion will look like the best deal of the decade
Citizens prepare: The selfielapse has arrived.
Facebook has recovered after briefly going down for the second time in a month. The social network has yet to offer an explanation.
This two-minute video shows how Hyperlapse changes the nature of video storytelling.
Instagram’s latest filter isn’t about color or light — it’s about time. You can now create image stabilized videos with Hyperlapse, a standalone app for shooting timelapse videos.
New app Beehive goes where many tech companies have gone — and failed — before. It tries to clean up the “noisy” social media space by offering a single app feed that tracks six of your favorite Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook “friends.”
Country star Taylor Swift made some bold and hopeful claims this week about where the music business is going. We should listen to her.
No, it’s not just you: Instagram (s fb) went down for all users on both desktop and mobile at roughly 1:30 PM…
Facebook’s first high-profile acquisition is chugging along: Instagram said a blog post Tuesday that it’s surpassed 200 million monthly active users, up from 100 million just one…
Instagram (s fb) users for Android (s goog) have a big update coming their way, as the company announced Tuesday that the redesigned…
Instagram released a blog post on Thursday detailing the results from its foray into advertising content, which rolled out on November 1,…
http://stratechery.com/2013/socialcommunication-map/ Ben Thompson maps out the symbiotic relationship between Social & Communications. It dovetails nicely with my news & analysis about why…
Instagram arrives on Windows Phone this afternoon – but you can’t use it to take photos or upload video.
Instagram will start rolling out advertisements in U.S. users’ feeds in the next couple of months. The company says it will focus on “beautiful, high-quality photos and videos from a handful of brands” at first.
Researchers have released a tool that lets anyone track the whereabouts of Twitter and Instagram users who allow geotagging of their posts. They want social media users to be aware that geotagging exists and what kind of information it provides.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/paul-mccartney-joins-instagram-debuts-617639 The man, the icon, the Instagrammer. Paul McCartney joined the hot social media platform on Wednesday, and one of his first…
http://thedatapack.com/banned-hashtags-instagram/ What role does social media have in protecting its users from questionable content? Utilizing the Instagram API and popular hashtag lists,…
Instagram announced a few updates to Instagram video on Wednesday, including the ability to import video from your phone’s media library, the…
Facebook is reportedly planning to sell TV-style video ads on its network for millions of dollars per day, showing that the company is serious about grabbing big-time ad dollars.
An update to Instagram is likely blocking third-party Windows Phone apps from posting pictures to the social image sharing site, and there is still no official app in sight.
It’s a fact that we all love stalking other people on the internet. But this basic behavior often gets in the way of meeting people in real life, when their online profiles usually tell you so little about them. Can we change this?
As expected, Facebook just unveiled video capabilities for Instagram.
Facebook has begun rolling out their latest feature, photo comments. But no GIFs allowed.
Facebook announced a new set of privacy tools and features last week, and those updates will begin rolling out to users in the U.S. starting Thursday night. One of the most significant coming changes is users not being able to hide their profiles from search results.
Instagram’s been forced to insist that it has no intention of selling its users’ photos. But EyeEm, a key rival that is very likely to do just that, says the key lies in just being upfront and honest.
Instagram released new terms of service on Monday that enraged users who worried that their content would be used for advertising without their permission. Instagram clarified on Tuesday, but it’s unclear if the damage is already done among its customers.
What are Twitter’s core design, product and engineering capabilities — stuff they are really good at. What is Twitter’s core competency? Those are tough questions for the company to ask itself and answer — for it would help define and set expectations and strategy that is lasting.
Instagram has disabled its Twitter cards, according to Twitter. That means images are no longer displaying properly in Twitter feeds. The move is yet another example of the ongoing tensions between the two social networks.
Are you cheating on your quantified self? Even if our quantified selves are a little better, fitter and more hardworking than our actual selves, they’re still part of a new kind of virtual, fluid and filtered identity that’s becoming more common place on the internet.
Facebook is proposing integrating user data with Instagram user data, and abolishing a voting system that allowed users to weigh in on potential changes to the site. The changes bring some privacy concerns for users, but come from Facebook’s desire to monetize and streamline user data.
If you’re not an Instagram user already, the service will become even harder to miss, with the company launching web badges on Wednesday, small Instagram icons that will link to a user’s profile and can be embedded on web pages across the internet.
Facebook and Instagram finally closed the deal on their acquisition today, as Instagram noted the popular photo sharing app hit 5 billion photos uploaded so far, a huge number and testament to growth as it prepares to merge with the social media giant.
Facebook is now free to move ahead with its purchase of Instagram now that the FTC has given its blessing. The deal, however, is not as lucrative for Instagram, which took a lot of Facebook stock as compensation.
The market is tough for photo apps outside the realm of Facebook and Instagram, as shown by layoffs at the photo-sharing app Hipstamatic on Thursday.
With Facebook dominating the photo upload space, what’s a site like Photobucket to do? The company is rolling out both a photo backup service and a slideshow feature, hoping to appeal to consumers and share photos to Facebook rather than directly compete.
In a recent conversation, an art historian pointed out that the “art world” these days is less about art and more about “the spectacle of art.” I couldn’t help but notice the parallels between art and our world of technology.
Japan is even hip when it comes to nuclear fallout. The Gamma Watch Squadron is a crew led by a Japanese rapper that takes Instagram photos of elevated Geiger counter readings in public places around the Fukushima area.
With deals like Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of the relatively tiny startup Instagram, some argue we are in another tech-stock bubble. But others in the venture industry say that while there is some froth in parts of the startup ecosystem, there are few signs of 1990s-style mania.
Rolling Stone’s new social networking hub, #RSFans, aims to be a “two-way conversation” between Rolling Stone editors and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram users.
Some believe that Facebook’s $1-billion purchase of Instagram makes sense, but others argue the dollar value of the deal seems almost unbelievably high. Is it another sign of a tech-startup bubble, or a smart move by Facebook to lock up a potential competitor?
Instagram, the mobile photo sharing app earlier this week released its Android app, an event that I believe has turbocharged the already briskly growing social photo service. New data crunched by Amsterdam-based startup, Skylines shows that is exactly what is happened. Here is what it means.
The long wait for Instagram on Android is over. The popular free photo sharing application that launched on Apple iOS devices (and stayed there) is available in Google Play for smartphones running Android 2.2 or better. So get to it, Android users: Start snapping those images!
Story Wheel brings the good old narrated slide show back to life, thanks to a mashup of Instagram and Soundcloud. The very first Story Wheel was produced by Soundcloud’s co-founders to celebrate a few important milestones: Soundcloud now has 10 million registered users and 10,000 developers.
Web creations such as the video mashups that Andy Baio calls “supercuts” are another example of how we can broadcast stylized, curated moments of our lives — part of the “broadcast yourself” movement that is playing a key role in what we do on the social web.
In the mobile ecosystem with so much changing so rapidly, it’s tough to figure out what to pay attention to. So we’ve gathered up some of the hottest startups in the mobile space to compete in our Mobilize 2011 LaunchPad competition. Check them out.
Instagram, a San Francisco-based photo-oriented social network is the fastest growing photo sharing service on Twitter, according to data collected by Skylines, a real time photo search startup. And no, Instagram is not killing Twitpic and Yfrog just yet.
Social video sharing is all the rage these days, with a number of mobile apps aiming to make it easier for users to record and share short videos online. Vloggo is the latest to enter the market, with an easy-to-use app for sharing 60-second videos.
You might have seen me post about San Francisco-based Instagram way more than any of the newer mobile apps and services.The question is why Instagram works? And how did it get to over 5 million users so quickly. This comment just might answer that question.
The list of video-sharing apps in the Apple App Store continues to grow, with a number of startups all seeking to become the “Instagram of video.” To compete, Vlix has added and improved on a number of social features within its video-sharing app.
After releasing an API in private beta a couple weeks ago, Instagram is looking to spark a lot more Instagram-linked apps and services with a public real-time API that will help developers tap into the power of the fast-growing photo sharing network.
DailyBooth, a fast growing photo sharing based social network is launching its much awaited mobile app, which should give its competitors a pause. The iPhone app will soon be followed by an Android app. DailyBooth, like Apple’s Facetime leverages the front cameras in the newer smartphones.
Instagram, the photo app that gives images an old-fashioned flair, sees a photo uploaded to its service every second. Its success may stem from its timing; the market is awash in futuristic smartphones and faster mobile broadband, even as a wave of nostalgia sweeps the country.
Want to apply cool filters to your iPhone photos without paying for an app like Hipstamatic? Try out Instagram, which is launching today. Om already reported on how it comes from the makers of Burbn, a demo HTML5 app that was neat enough to win $500,000.
The team behind San Francisco-based Burbn, a checkin service ala Foursquare with funding from Andreessen Horowitz, is focused on a new iPhone app, Instagram, which is likely to launch later this month. ?The photo editing and sharing app is in limited preview right now.