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Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand

Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand

Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, one of the company’s first apps outside of Instagram itself. Using clever algorithm processing, the app makes it easy to use your phone to create tracking shots and fast, time-lapse videos that look as if they’re shot by Scorsese or Michael Mann. What was once only possible ...

Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Aims for Smooth Time-Lapse Video

Instagram’s Hyperlapse App Aims for Smooth Time-Lapse Video

Instagram wants to make dynamic time-lapse videos easier with a standalone app called Hyperlapse. Time-lapse photography is a popular technique that has been used by photographers for years. Images are taken at set intervals over a long period and then sped up in a video to make it look like time is passing quickly. A ...

Instagram Rolls Out Three New Business Tools for Brands

Instagram Rolls Out Three New Business Tools for Brands

Instagram on Thursday announced three new business tools to help brands build their following on the social network: Account insights, Ad insights, and Ad staging. The Facebook-owned company says the new suite will be rolled out “over the coming weeks and months,” but wouldn’t provide details regarding timing or ...

Instagram’s Brands Have Twice the Engagement of Facebook Brands

Instagram’s Brands Have Twice the Engagement of Facebook Brands

It looks as if Instagram users love themselves some brand ads: According to Ad Age, in the second quarter of 2014 Instagram brand posts saw more than double the amount of interactions of Facebook brand posts. Users liked, commented, and shared companies’ content on Instagram an average of 6,932 times per post, compared to ...

Instagram Launches Snapchat-Like ‘Bolt’ in 3 Non-U.S. Countries

Instagram Launches Snapchat-Like ‘Bolt’ in 3 Non-U.S. Countries

Instagram is taking on Snapchat by turning your best friends’ faces into the shutter button with Tuesday's official release of its first standalone app Bolt, but only Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand will get this initial phase of the iOS and Android rollout. Designed for lightning-fast, ephemeral one-to-one video ...

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 ...