Rewind: 5 must see videos from RoadMap 2011

Last year at Roadmap we talked to folks such as Jack Dorsey, Matt Mullenweg, Drew Houston, Brian Chesky and others about how connectedness changes everything. Here are some videos to watch ahead of RoadMap 2012 which features the likes of Ev Williams and Kevin Systrom.…

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Instagram & me: Love at first sight

Being a cynical optimist by nature, whenever I fall head over heels in love (no, not in the romantic sense) with a product, and the startup and the founder(s), I know that startup/product is going to be a winner. The Instagram-Facebook deal is decent testimony.…

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The Instagram-Facebook backlash

One of the great things about Instagram is its passionate community. The news of Facebook buying Instagram for a billion dollars is getting thumbs down from the Instagrammers, once again showing that it is people not corporations that control the social networks and how they evolve.…

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Instagram wannabes…

Vlix, a mobile video sharing app that adds Instagram-like filters is joining a long line of start-ups and apps that are trying to do precisely the same thing. To bad, none of these apps aping Instagram know what really matters to the app users.…

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Instagram: 150 million photos shared

Thanks to celebrities and its excellent usability and engagement techniques, Instagram, one of my favorite iPhone-based photo sharing apps has crossed another milestone -- 150 million photos shared. Less than a year old, the service now has over 7 million users who share 15 photos per second.…

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