• Zuckerberg Confirms Instagram Ads are Coming Soon

    Zuckerberg Confirms Instagram Ads are Coming Soon

    Enjoy ad-free Instagram while it lasts–because according to Mark Zuckerberg, that will soon change. Since the service needs some kind of revenue source to keep itself up and running, ads will be introduced down the line, as was confirmed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg during the company’s earnings call. According to Zuckerberg (via The Next Web), “We expect over time to generate a lot of profit from it. We think the right focus for now is to continue increasing the footprint of Instagram and, when the right time comes, we’ll think about advertising.” Although we’re not surprised, we do hope the ads end up being somewhat tasteful and non-intrusive.

  • Instagram Adds Embedding Photos and Videos

    Instagram Adds Embedding Photos and Videos

    Instagram has announced that users can now embed their pictures and videos on the web, increasing the ways you can share your content. When you are on Instagram on your desktop (or more specifically, on your browser), simply click on an image, tap the share button, and copy the embed code. It’s been a long time coming, but it seems that Instagram is finally start to spread its wings a bit and take advantage of more than just mobile platforms. Already tried the new Instagram features? Let us know what you think!  

  • Facebook News: Instagram Now Supports Video Clips

    Facebook News: Instagram Now Supports Video Clips

    At a special press event today, Facebook and Instagram announced the addition of video to the world’s most popular mobile photo sharing app. Available now on both Android and iOS, Instagram will now allow users to take (and share) video clips of up to 15 seconds, and has even added 13 custom filters created specifically for videos. We’ll follow-up once we’ve spent a little time with the new functionality; but until then, you can click here to check out the official release video.

  • Tony Hawk Finds a Little Justice on Instagram

    Tony Hawk Finds a Little Justice on Instagram

    Never forget that we’re always being watched. If being a good person isn’t enough incentive to treat others with respect, then maybe the threat of being a celebrity social media joke might “encourage” more civilized behavior. It’s sort of like the wild west, but with cameras instead of guns. Skateboarding Super-Star Tony Hawk took to Instagram for a little pic-justice after being treated rudely by another passenger on a recent flight. I’m sure he was disregarded because of his penchant for wearing casual clothing, but Hawk found some comeuppance when the woman who mistreated him later saw him on the in-flight movie. Can you just imagine the eyes of Tony Hawk boring into the back of your skull for a couple hours… O Brave New World… With such people in’t…

  • New Instagram 3.0 Adds Photo Maps

    New Instagram 3.0 Adds Photo Maps

    What are photo maps you ask? Photo Maps is a map-based display of the photos that you have captured and added geotagging to, and works with photos taken both before and post version 3.0 of the app. Alongside photo maps comes a lot of speed fixes and safety issues–which is reassuring since not much has been done to Instagram since being purchased for a cool $1 billion by social network giant Facebook. The new Photo Maps feature is a new geolocation feature that Instagram hopes to leverage moving forward with Instagram 3.0 and beyond.

  • Facebook Launches Facebook Camera for iOS

    Facebook Launches Facebook Camera for iOS

    It looks like Facebook wants to take on their newly acquired Instagram with their latest iOS app release. Facebook Camera for iOS allows users to browse albums and take photos without having to wait for the full mobile Facebook experience to load. Users can share videos more easily, upload several shots at a time, and do more visual actions than you could previously. Check it out and let us know what you think.

  • Facebook Acquires Instagram for $1 Billion

    Facebook Acquires Instagram for $1 Billion

    It’s been a pretty busy few days for the popular mobile photo-sharing service, Instagram. Just last week we told you about their new Android app, and today brings even bigger news: their acquisition by Facebook for a reported $1 Billion. For those concerned about how this will affect the Instagram ecosystem and it’s day-to-day use, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg blogged today about the acquisition, as well as his desire to not immediately force it into the Facebook environment: I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook. For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests. We believe these are […]







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