Instagram to test new revenue streams, including badges and IGTV ads

Instagram today is launching new tools that enable video creators to make money, including badges that viewers can purchase during Instagram Live videos and the introduction of IGTV ads. Both launches

You can now apply to get a verified badge on Instagram — here’s how

Instagram is at last quenching the thirst of its thirsty, thirsty unverified users. The company just introduced a trio of new features designed to make Instagram a generally safer and more authentic p

Basno Raises $1M For Its Digital Badges Platform That Aims To Monetise Boasting

You've probably noticed how emoji and stickers have spread like a virus all over every messaging app under the sun. Well, New York-based startup Basno is hoping its digital badges platform can tap tha

Google+ Turns 2, Rolls Out Redesigned Follow Buttons And Badges, Introduces Badges For Communities

Google+ turned two today. To celebrate, Google's social network didn't just dress up Mr. Jingles, but it also launched a redesign of its Google+ plugins for websites, including its Follow, +1 and shar

Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Profile Badges To The Most Helpful Community Members

One of the really interesting things about Google Maps is that there's a <a href="">huge, th

Instagram Launches Embeddable “Badges” To Help You Promote Your Beautiful Profile On The Web

Instagram is definitely not taking its foot off of the gas, even after being <a href="">acquired suc

Gogobot Brings Game Mechanics And Rewards To Online Travel

<img src="" /> With the rise in prominence of the social graph, we've seen the proliferation of services like Facebook Connect, w

Laptops to begin shipping with completely unnecessary "Mobile Broadband" badge

Rehashing the idea set forth by all of those useless “Intel Inside” and “Designed for Windows XP” stickers that have been on laptops for years, 17 companies (including Asus, De