Yesterday, Apple named Instagram its iPhone App of the Year, and with more than 14 million users worldwide, we're guessing a number of you Crave readers are included in the mix. With the app being a photo-sharing service and all, we thought it would be nice to highlight some of your favorite Instagram creations.
If you'd like to submit a picture, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Instagram photo" in the subject line (you can e-mail it directly from the app or send a link). Please include your name (first name and first initial of your last name) and Instagram username and a short description of the photo, as well as any filters used. Also, if you're up for it, tell us where you live. Next week, we'll publish a gallery of our top picks.
I've posted one of my favorite photos above to get things started. Now, it's your turn!
Updated at December 12, 10 a.m., PT: The submission window is now closed. Check back later today for our first gallery, and thanks to everyone who sent in photos. … Read more
YouTube has acquired RightsFlow, a company that helps songwriters, recording artists, labels, distributors, and online music services set up licensing and royalties arrangements.
"By combining RightsFlow's expertise and technology with YouTube's platform, we hope to more rapidly and efficiently license music on YouTube, meaning more music for you all to enjoy, and more money for the talented people producing the music," YouTube said in a statement on its blog today.
As Yahoo's board mulls bids for some or all of the company, at least one thing has finally become clear: browser pioneer and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen won't be running the struggling Web giant.
Andreessen posted a note on his blog that neither he nor his partner at Andreessen Horowitz, former OpenTable chief executive Jeff Jordan, have any interest in leading Yahoo.
"To be crystal clear, neither Jeff, nor I, nor any of our partners at Andreessen Horowitz, are in the running for, or would accept, any operating role at Yahoo, including CEO, acting CEO, chairman, or … Read more
The Kindle Fire is still a hot commodity among tablet buyers, according to new data from ad network Chitika.
Measuring the amount of online activity through impressions on its ad network, Chitika found that the Fire jumped in use even after a strong Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Earlier data had indicated a slowdown for Amazon's tablet after November 26. But the latest stats show online activity for the Fire at a record high, a trend that Chitika doesn't believe will slow down.
Specifically, the network discovered a dramatic surge in Fire activity from the end of November … Read more
Previously, Zite had been available solely for the iPad. It established its place in the increasingly crowded aggregator field by focusing on personalization--giving users something of a Pandora-like experience with news: Like something and want to see more from a specific publication or writer? No problem.
Toshiba's new Excite tablet will just miss the holiday season, reaching consumers sometime in January.
The Excite's product page on Toshiba Canada's Web site is promoting the new tablet as a holiday gift even though it won't arrive until sometime next month.
As the follow-up to Toshiba's 7-inch and 10-inch Thrive tablets, the Excite will offer a 10.1-inch 1280x800 LCD display with LED backlighting. Powered by a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 1.2 gigahertz processor, the Excite will be equipped with Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
A 2-megapixel Webcam will face front, while a 5-megapixel … Read more
PARIS--Power users have criticized Twitter's new design, but the company made its choices carefully about what to spotlight and what to hide in the new interface.
"When you're trying to simplify a product, you have to make some tough decisions," said Ryan Sarver, Twitter's director of platform, at the LeWeb conference here today. Thus, direct access to direct messages and Twitter user lists got pushed deeper into the interface.
"They are still one click away and part of the product," Sarver said. "We wanted to focus on the main timeline, the ability … Read more
With its redesign, Twitter shows it wants users' experiences to be the same, regardless of where they access "Home." Plus: a new approach to photos, and branded pages, too.
Twitter to newbies: Try it, you'll like it A redesign of the service means people can find new content more easily, says Ryan Sarver, director of Twitter's platform. But plenty of existing users are panning the changes. (Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland) December 9, 2011 6:40 a.m. PT