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  • #Love: Unfollowing Exes

    #Love: Unfollowing Exes

    One month ago, I got dumped. It was the third in a series of failed, long-term relationships over the past five years. All relationships end differently. Some exes stay friends, or fail to stay friends, or continue hooking up, or cut each other out entirely. Some exes combine any number of those things to form a symphony of chaos. But no matter how it ends, or how it evolves after it’s… Read More

  • Facebook Says It Has 1B Monthly Active Users On Mobile, 200M Actives On Instagram

    Following up the announcement that it’s acquiring Oculus VR for around $2 billion, Facebook also shared some numbers about its growth, because why not? On the acquisition conference call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that as of last week, Facebook has 1 billion monthly active users on mobile. That’s up from 945 million as of the end of its most recent quarter. Read More

  • Rick And Morty Episode Debuts Online Ahead Of TV Broadcast – Via 109 Instagram Videos

    Rick And Morty Episode Debuts Online Ahead Of TV Broadcast – Via 109 Instagram Videos

    The Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland-created show Rick and Morty, which loosely parodies the extremely unlikely and bizarre relationship between Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd’s Dr. Emmett Brown, has returned to its online roots with an advance airing of this coming Monday’s new episode. The twist? To watch it, you have to watch 109 separate Instagram clips… Read More

  • Instagram Launches A Redesigned Android App That’s Faster And Better On More Devices

    Instagram Launches A Redesigned Android App That’s Faster And Better On More Devices

    Instagram has launched version 5.1 of its app on Google Play today, with a redesign that makes for a much speedier, resource-light experience. Your profile should load in half the time, according to an official blog post announcing the news, and the whole app is half as large after the update. The app also has a new look, with “simplified visuals” across the experience that makes… Read More

  • Mobile Photo And Video Platform Mobli Signs Up To The New NASDAQ Private Market

    Mobile Photo And Video Platform Mobli Signs Up To The New NASDAQ Private Market

    On the heels of raising a $60 million round at a $1 billion valuation in November 2013, Instagram competitor Mobli today is announcing another finance move: it is joining the NASDAQ Private Market, the U.S. stock exchange’s new marketplace aimed at private companies that are either trying to raise money or provide liquidity for existing investors, and want to turn to a wider pool of… Read More

  • Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls.

    Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls.

    Behind every great social media platform stands millions of great women. And boy do they love their smartphones! According to research compiled by FinanceOnline, which was taken from PEW, Nielsen, and Burst Media, women use social media more often and in more ways then men do. Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter all have more women on the platform than men. Pinterest, not… Read More

  • Instagram Went Down, And It Might Have Been Justin Bieber’s Fault

    Instagram Went Down, And It Might Have Been Justin Bieber’s Fault

    Instagram’s app has been down or suffering extremely long loading times for some over the last 50 minutes. Many suspect the reason is that Justin Bieber posted a photo of his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez at an Oscars party (seen above) to his 14 million followers. The post sent his fandom into a frenzy of rumors that they might reunite, which may have caused an outage-inducing traffic spike. Read More

  • Know Thy Selfie

    Know Thy Selfie

    When you’re mad, or happy, or looking into the eyes of your sweetie, do you know what your face looks like? Probably not, according to Dr. James Kilner, neuroscientist at the University College London. Kilner holds that you know very little about what your face looks like most of the time, though you probably believe you look much more attractive and much younger than you actually are. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: WhatsApp, Doc

    Gillmor Gang: WhatsApp, Doc

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — bask in the afterglow of the 19 Billion Dollar Bash. The reasons for the WhatsApp deal are many: taking the rapidly growing messaging app off the table, turning Facebook into an appregator, introducing the media to the startling notion that the US market is just a piece of… Read More

  • How Facebook Can Supercharge WhatsApp

    How Facebook Can Supercharge WhatsApp

    Just because WhatsApp will “operate independently” doesn’t mean Facebook won’t put its 6,000-employee muscle behind its new acquisition. We’ve heard a lot about how WhatsApp will save Facebook from losing the international messaging war, but sources close to Facebook tell me it actually did a lot to help Instagram. Here are the ways you can expect it to do the… Read More