April 9, 2012 |
Maybe Instagram needs a better filter for how it announces its deals. Its user base seems to have a twitchy reaction with every announcement. Last week, it was the end of the world as they knew it for iPhone users, who had the Instagram universe all to themselves until Android users were given the keys. It seemed a photo joust might have been in order. And now Facebook has announced it's buying the super popular photo-sharing app and social network for $1 billion. As @HmSeb put it on Twitter, Instagram is in a relationship now, and it's complicated.
February 26, 2013 |
Instagram, the popular photo-sharing social network purchased by Facebook last year, has reached a milestone important for any social network: 100 million monthly active users. The mobile app, which has recently begun expanding its Web presence , announced the news Tuesday by uploading a photo to the social network. "Today, we're excited to announce that there are currently 100,000,000 active users on Instagram," a caption for a photo of the Instagram team says. "You read that number right -- one hundred million people use Instagram every month!"
December 18, 2012 |
Instagram is dealing with major backlash after announcing terms of service changes that say the social network may let companies pay to use your photos in their advertisements. Numerous users, including many photographers, have announced their plans to stop using or leave the Facebook-owned social network. Notably and quite embarrassingly, Noah Kalina, the photographer who shot Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's wedding this year, said he'll be leaving the service if Instagram doesn't change the new terms of service.
April 10, 2012 |
And on the sixth day, there were more than 5 million downloads of Instagram for Android. That's right, in just six days, the free photo-sharing app has registered 5 million to 10 million downloads on the Google Play site . The same milestone took about six months for the iPhone app to reach. Of course, the Instagram community had been nascent in the early days of the iPhone app, whereas now it is established and robust. So robust that Facebook had to snap it up for $1 billion.
November 5, 2012 |
Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app for smartphones, announced Monday that it is creating a way for users to show off their Instagram photos on a Web page. Users of the Facebook-owned social network will have a profile page where all their shared Instagram pictures will be available for viewing. Users can find their profiles by going to "instagram.com/" followed by their username. Instagram said some profiles will go live as early as today while the rest will be up before the week ends.
April 4, 2012 |
The Instagram app for Android is my new drug. It makes me frame everything as a potential snapshot to share. Beet sprouts in my garden. Dust bunnies in the hallway. Newspapers obscuring my view. A dead cockroach at work. Click, click, click. And the filters make it all look like "art. " Or at least photos that came from my childhood. Apparently, I wasn't the only one jonesing to get the app. Instagram for Android was downloaded a million times in less than 24 hours, CNET reports . Although I've had Instagram on my iPhone since the app was released, strangely enough, I can't remember ever using it. And I'm a snapping fool on my iPhone.
April 4, 2012 |
Do you have Instagram? Well, pick a team -- #TeamAndroid or #TeamiPhone ? Now that Instagram has launched its Android app, many iPhone app users with a not-in-my-backyard approach are crying, "There goes the neighborhood!" Can you blame them? For the past year and a half, iPhone users have graduated through the stages of development with Instagram. First, you shoot and share everything you see -- food and pets, mostly -- but without any discipline. Eventually, you develop an eye, a style, a flair, if you will.
December 3, 2012 |
In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Chris Brown returned to Twitter for real over the weekend, just about a week after he took his Twitter toys and went home in the wake of a vulgar exchange with female comedian Jenny Johnson. While his nearly 11.7 million-person @chrisbrown following remains intact, Brown is otherwise starting with a clean slate: All tweets prior to a simple "#CarpeDiem" sent Monday have been deleted. (Those who delete the past are doomed to repeat it?
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November 11, 2013 |
Four suspected burglars were arrested Sunday after Northern California police tracked them down -- with an assist from Instagram. Officers received four different reports of cars being broken into Saturday evening in Rocklin. Among the things taken from the cars were GPS devices and wallets, police told Fox 40. Investigators say one of the victims reported seeing a $120 charge at a Carl's Jr. on her credit card, which had been stolen. Officers spoke with the manager of the restaurant, who remembered a credit card being used for a rather large drive-through order.
June 20, 2013 |
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Can Instagram be to video what it is to photographs? Facebook is counting on it. The giant social network is expected to announce Thursday that its popular photo-sharing app Instagram is adding video. Instagram, which has more than 100 million users, will offer users the ability to shoot and share short videos in an effort to tap into the growing popularity of mobile video, according to media reports. Facebook has scheduled a news conference at its headquarters here Thursday morning.