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.
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.
April 11, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO — How does a 28-year-old make $400 million in 18 months? With the right idea at the right time in mobile apps for smartphones. Kevin Systrom won the start-up sweepstakes this week when Facebook Inc. said it would pay $1 billion in cash and stock for his photo-sharing app maker, which has a loyal following of 30 million users but never made a dime. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called Systrom to personally negotiate the deal for the social media giant, which is expected to fetch a valuation of $100 billion as soon as next month when it begins selling shares to the public.
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 |
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.
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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.
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.
May 24, 2012 |
Facebook has launched its fourth individual iPhone app, and this time it's a camera, the company announced Thursday. Facebook Camera is an app intended to enhance the Facebook photo experience on smartphones, a company spokeswoman said. The app will allow Facebook users to view a feed that focuses solely on pictures. It will also allow them to upload multiple photos at the same time as well as edit the pictures with captions and filters. "When you launch the app, you'll see a feed of just great photos from the people you care about," the company said on its site . "You can swipe to see more of any album or tap to enlarge an individual photo" The app is supposed join Apple's App Store later Thursday and will be available for free.
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November 21, 2013 |
A 13-year-old boy who allegedly stole a bronze dove from a statue memorializing a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy killed during a massive manhunt earlier this year was caught after bragging on Instagram, authorities said. Deputy Jeremiah MacKay died in a gun battle with fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner in February and was immortalized for his actions and service with a statue in Lake Arrowhead Village. Sometime between the afternoon of Sept. 8 and the morning of Sept.