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  • The First Instagram Ad Has Been Spotted In The Wild

    The First Instagram Ad Has Been Spotted In The Wild

    About a month after Instagram announced that it would start running Sponsored Photos and Sponsored Videos, and about a week after it published previews of those ads, it looks like Instagram ads have arrived. The first ad comes from designer Michael Kors, and as promised, it’s a regular Instagram photo, but it’s also showing up in the feeds of users who don’t follow the… Read More

  • Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point: 48% Of Daily Users Are Now Mobile-Only (But No Mention Of BlackBerry)

    Facebook’s Mobile Tipping Point: 48% Of Daily Users Are Now Mobile-Only (But No Mention Of BlackBerry)

    The word “BlackBerry” did not come up during Facebooks Q3 earnings conference call yesterday, but you can see why such a crazy idea like the social network buying the beleaguered handset maker might have a sliver of plausibility to it. The company is moving closer to a tipping point where mobile usage and revenues will soon be outweighing that of desktop, and although Zuckerberg… Read More

  • This Is What Instagram Ads Look Like

    This Is What Instagram Ads Look Like

    Instagram has just released the first images of what its ads will look like. Last month the company announced Sponsored Photos and Sponsored Videos would begin appearing in people’s feeds from brands they don’t follow, stressing they’d be beautiful like magazine ads. Now you can judge for yourself. Read More

  • Instagram Finally Coming To Windows Phone, Nokia Confirms

    Instagram Finally Coming To Windows Phone, Nokia Confirms

    It’s taken a lot longer than Nokia hoped it would but Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client. The photo-sharing social network, which has north of 150 million monthly active users, has been on iOS some three years, and on Android since April 2012. Now it’s coming to Windows Phone within “weeks”, according to Nokia. The news was confirmed… Read More

  • Instacanvas Rebrands As Twenty20, Launches Stock Photography Service

    Instacanvas Rebrands As Twenty20, Launches Stock Photography Service

    Last April, Instacanvas launched as an easy way to print photos from Instagram on canvas, but the company’s founders always had the ambition to expand the service beyond this first idea. Today, Instacanvas is adding rebranding as Twenty20 to reflect this move beyond Instagram– and to keep Facebook’s lawyers at bay. The Muckerlab graduate, which received $1.7 million in… Read More

  • Cameo Shoots For The Sweet Spot In The Crowded Video App Space

    Cameo Shoots For The Sweet Spot In The Crowded Video App Space

    Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: Today a new video sharing app launches out of beta! This one’s called Cameo, and, unlike many video sharing services who pare down as many editing offerings as possible in the name of mobile simplicity, Cameo looks to simplify a fully functional editing suite on mobile. And if that weren’t enough, the app promises to let multiple… Read More

  • The Instagram Diet

    The Instagram Diet

    Who’s ready to lose some weight? The food porn that currently occupies you Instagram feed could help. According to a new study, pictures of food might actually be turning you off from the types of foods you’re observing. Read More

  • This Week On The Gadgets Podcast: Silk Road, Instagram Ads, BBM, And The Z30

    This Week On The Gadgets Podcast: Silk Road, Instagram Ads, BBM, And The Z30

    An anonymous, underground drug trafficking web site Silk Road has been busted and the founder has been arrested, effectively shutting down a $1 billion+ revenue business after two years. And in softer tech news, Instagram has revealed plans to put ads in the stream over the next couple months. Meanwhile, BlackBerry continues to be in shambles, with BBM for Android and iOS delayed and the… Read More

  • JamCam App Lets You Use Songs In Your Mobile Videos

    JamCam App Lets You Use Songs In Your Mobile Videos

    Video apps are sprouting up like weeds, but Vine and Instagram still hold the majority share of video creation on mobile. However, there’s one thing that both of these services are lacking: a voiceover tool. But a new startup is looking to remedy that. World, meet JamCam. JamCam doesn’t let you use any old audio over your video. However, imagine this. You’re walking along… Read More

  • Instagram To Start Showing In-Feed Video And Image Ads To US Users

    Instagram To Start Showing In-Feed Video And Image Ads To US Users

    Well here it is, Instagram is getting ads and it’s starting with users in the US. In a blog post today, 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 follow. They say that this will ‘start slow’. Read More