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Instagram May Have Leaked an Image of Bolt, its Snapchat Competitor

Instagram May Have Leaked an Image of Bolt, its Snapchat Competitor

Instagram seems to have accidentally posted a link to its new "one tap photo messaging app" Bolt inside Instagram for Android. Tapping the "free" button yields a dead end in the Google Play Store. Only a few users seem to be seeing the link, and some of whom have posted screenshots on Twitter. Instagram hasn't responded to ...

Warning: Don’t Give Personal Info to World Cup Instagram Accounts

Warning: Don’t Give Personal Info to World Cup Instagram Accounts

With World Cup fever in full swing, EA is expecting buzz from the event to drive players back into its hit FIFA soccer game series. It’s also touting FIFA Ultimate Team, an online companion service that lets players build their own fantasy sports-style teams for use in the game. One thing it’s not doing to promote FIFA ...

Instagram is Bringing Ads to the UK, Canada and Australia

Instagram is Bringing Ads to the UK, Canada and Australia

Instagram, the mobile photo service owned by Facebook Inc, is expanding its nascent advertising business beyond the United States and will begin showing ads to users in Britain, Canada and Australia, the company said on Monday. The ads will start to appear on versions of the service in the three countries later this year, ...

Instagram and Vine’s Biggest Stars are Cashing In With Advertisers

Instagram and Vine’s Biggest Stars are Cashing In With Advertisers

Good thing social media did not exist during the era of “Mad Men.” It might have put Don and Peggy out of business. Brands and advertisers, looking for ways to reach audiences beyond television screens and magazine pages, are turning to people with many followers on social media and paying them to pitch products online. ...

Instagram 6.0 Update Adds Photo Editing and New Photo Effects

Instagram 6.0 Update Adds Photo Editing and New Photo Effects

“People come to Instagram today to post their photos but haven’t come back to edit their photos” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells me. So on Tuesday, Instagram added sliders to control 9 new photo effects and the intensity of its existing filters. These give everyone the power of desktop editing suites and photo apps ...

Adidas to Launch an App So You Can Decorate Sneakers With Instagram Shots

Adidas to Launch an App So You Can Decorate Sneakers With Instagram Shots

In a move that gives Run-DMC's My Adidas a present-day twist, Adidas now wants sneakerheads to personalize their shoes with their smartphones. Using the Adidas Photo Print app for the popular ZX Flux, which will see release this August, users will be able to snap photos a la Instagram and have them printed on their ...

Instagram (iOS) No Longer Automatically Share Likes and Activity to Facebook

Instagram (iOS) No Longer Automatically Share Likes and Activity to Facebook

Facebook has issued an update for Instagram for iOS that is likely to cut down on the number of updates from the photo sharing app that appear on Facebook. That’s because the change in version 5.0.11 has removed the auto-sharing of activity to Facebook. Now users will only be able to share images deliberately to Facebook ...

Instagram Personalizes ‘Explore’ Tab, Adds Top Posts and More

Instagram Personalizes ‘Explore’ Tab, Adds Top Posts and More

Rather than just sunsets from foreign countries and selfies by fashion models, Instagram’s Explore page is now also personalized with top photos and videos Liked by people you follow. Personalization highlights Instagram’s focus on your own social graph and a subjective vision of beauty, to contrast with Vine, which ...

Flickr Re-Designs Mobile App, Squares Off With Instagram

Flickr Re-Designs Mobile App, Squares Off With Instagram

Since Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, she has made a steady push to rebuild the photo-sharing community at Flickr by overhauling its products. Flickr is getting its most dramatic makeover to date on Thursday, with a total redesign of the apps for iOS and Android that make it a more direct competitor to Instagram and other ...

Instagram Deletes a Bunch of Spam Accounts

Instagram Deletes a Bunch of Spam Accounts

Instagram is dealing with a minor headache right now — cleaning up the junk you don’t want to see. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing service is purging old, inactive and spammy accounts, the first time it has done so across its entire user base. I was tipped off late last night after opening the app, when I noticed a ...