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Instagram Now Requires Videos to Autoplay

Instagram Now Requires Videos to Autoplay

Instagram announced earlier this month that it will begin serving in-feed advertising before the end of the year, and the Facebook-owned photo and video app has made a subtle, but important, change after it removed the option to switch off autoplay for videos on iOS. (The Android app retains an option to disable autoplay ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 8, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 8, 2013

The time has finally come; Instagram users will soon start to see advertisements in their feeds. The company recently announced that users in the United States will start to see video and image ads over the next couple of months from brands they don’t follow. Instagram knows people aren’t going to be happy about this, ...

Study: Instagramming Your Food Makes You Enjoy it Less

Study: Instagramming Your Food Makes You Enjoy it Less

Close your Foodspotting app and put your phone down. Marketing professors have confirmed what many of our dining companions say all the time: Instagramming dinner ruins the meal. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Psychology says over-exposure to food photos on Instagram ruins enjoyment of food for everyone at the ...

Instagram to Feature Ads Within a Few Months

Instagram to Feature Ads Within a Few Months

Well here it is, Instagram is getting ads and it’s starting with users in the US. In a blog post on Thursday, Instagram says that users in the country are going to start seeing video and image ads. Instagram says that the ads will start appearing over the next couple of months and will come from brands that you don’t ...

Facebook Home Adds Integration for Instagram, Tumblr and More

Facebook Home Adds Integration for Instagram, Tumblr and More

Facebook is acknowledging that most smartphone owners want a broader view of the social-networking universe, not just a window to planet Facebook. Starting Thursday, the company is incorporating Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram content into the Facebook Home lock screen experience, marking the biggest modification ...

Instagram to Feature Advertisements Within a Year

Instagram to Feature Advertisements Within a Year

When Emily White joined Instagram from parent company Facebook in March, her first order of business was to push Chief Executive Kevin Systrom into a room. "For the first two weeks, I locked him into a conference room and I said, 'This is all about getting the mission on paper,' " Ms. White recalled. Two weeks later, Mr. ...

Instagram Adds 50 Million Users in 6 Months, Hits 150 Million Total

Instagram Adds 50 Million Users in 6 Months, Hits 150 Million Total

Instagram revealed its user base for the first time back in January, and after topping 100 million users February 26th a blog post on Sunday says its community has grown to "more than 150 million people capturing and sharing moments every month". That means it's added 50 million users in the last six months, growth that's ...

Instagram Acquires Video Sharing App Luma

Instagram Acquires Video Sharing App Luma

Instagram has just made its first acquisition, buying both the team and technology of Y Combinator company Luma (formerly known as Midnox). Luma created a video-capture, stabilization and sharing app, which will be shut down soon. In fact, one source tells us Luma’s stabilization technology is already live in Instagram. ...

Instagram Now Lets You Import Videos From Your Library

Instagram Now Lets You Import Videos From Your Library

Instagram has just been updated to version 4.1 — the first major release since video landed in the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app. With this update, users can now import video from their library, and iOS users can take advantage of a photo straightening feature. The most important change, however, is that users of ...

Instagram is Deleting Images (and Accounts?) Uploaded via Windows Phone

Instagram is Deleting Images (and Accounts?) Uploaded via Windows Phone

While Vine, Flipboard, and Path have all promised Windows Phone 8 support, one particular app is still missing: Instagram. Nokia has tried to pressure Facebook into building an Instagram Windows Phone app, but so far users have had to resort to third-party applications. Instance, a popular unofficial Windows Phone Instagram ...