Instagram exposure explodes following Facebook acquisition

Instagram exposure explodes following Facebook acquisition

As it turns out, getting purchased for a billion dollars by Facebook can generate a great deal of exposure for a company. VentureBeat reported Friday that unique visitors to Instagram.com increased to 14.6 million in the month of April, up from 8.2 million in March. This obviously comes in the wake of tremendous news coverage [...]

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Gifture makes animated stylized GIF creation easy and sharable (the Instagram of GIFs?)

Many times showing someone something you need more than a picture or a thousand words. A new iPhone app called Gifture allows you easily take a video of up to 20 frames or take up to 20 photos and add them together to easily create a animated GIF. Creating a animated GIF on the computer always [...]

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10 Celebrities to Follow on Instagram

Did you know celebrities have Instagram accounts too? Just another way for obsessed fans to creep on them at all hours of the day of course. But whether you are star struck or just bored on your way to work, check out the list below to see who is Instagram following worthy. Username: JustinBieber Followers: [...]

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Socialcam makes a big splash – 3 million users in a weekend

You know, now that Instagram had it’s big exit, we’re going to hear ‘it’s Instagram for _‘ more times than any of us can stand. I’m going to write this whole post and try to avoid that phrase. Instagram really has been a phenomenal app. What Instagram did for personal photo sharing, we likely need [...]

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Can You Escape Facebook’s Instagram With OpenPhoto? (by @calebhicks)

If you are one of the 59% of users who think that Facebook will ruin the Instagram experience, you may have another option in OpenPhoto. OpenPhoto was funded through Kickstarter last summer as an open Instagram alternative. You can save pictures to Dropbox and comment, share, or tag them in the iPhone app. All of [...]

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73% of Instagram Users Would Have Preferred a Twitter Acquisition (by @calebhicks)

Scoople is a social networking app for news buffs. Users of the iOS app can share opinions, see what friends thing, and predict public response to big news stories. And what bigger news story was there in the tech world than Facebook purchasing Instagram for a reported $1 billion dollars? The app pushed out a [...]

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Follow Places with Mapinterest

If you’re like most people on Pinterest, you have some sort of location based pinboard stuffed full of dazzling pictures of far-flung places from corner to corner of the globe. Sure these boards are cool but they’re not very interactive; more just a bunch of pretty pictures to look at and places to dream about. [...]

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Twitter tried to buy Instagram before Facebook

There are often undercurrents of drama in the headlines of the tech world, and that is appearing to be no different in the evolving story of Facebook’s purchase of Instagram last week. According to The Next Web, Twitter tried to purchase Instagram in recent months, but the deal never materialized. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was [...]

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This is why 12-year-olds aren’t excited about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram

Twitter user @PatrickMoorhead posted this screenshot of an iMessage conversation between him and his 12-year-old daughter.

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Fragmentation Rears It’s Ugly Head (Again) for High Profile Android Launches

A couple of high profile (and highly anticipated) apps that originated on iOS have finally made it to Android over the past week. Temple Run and Instagram have both shot up the Android charts. Both have been destroyed in reviews and on Twitter for a familiar issue for any Android user – fragmentation. Apps that [...]

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