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

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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 with […]

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Instagram Rolls Out Three New Business Tools for Brands

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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 markets. Instagram says the dashboards are […]

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Instagram’s Brands Have Twice the Engagement of Facebook Brands

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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 Facebook’s […]

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

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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 and photo messaging, Bolt was […]

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

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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 […]