Von D joins other celebrities and brands -- like hip hop artists Meek Mill and Wale, the creators of Kony 2012 Invisible Children and Keen footwear -- signed up to start selling goods on Instagram today using Chipify's service. The Portland, Ore., startup conducts sales through social media -- taking payments, and in some cases, delivering the products through direct messaging. On … Read more
Many people love sharing their Instagram photos on Twitter and doing so can be easy if someone's Instagram handle is the same as the one they use on Twitter.
But what if they're different? As Instagram notes in a blog post today, that can be a tricky situation. And that's why the hit photo sharing service Facebook bought earlier this year in a stock and cash deal then worth $1 billion has rolled out an update that attempts to better translate @mentions in such situations.
"For photos shared to Twitter, Instagram now translates @mentions for users … Read more
Comodo in New York City is serving a heaping side of Instagram along with its swordfish ceviche, seared duck breast, and poblano pepper pasta. The restaurant has decided to embrace all the Instagram users who snap pictures of their food after it's delivered to the table.
Comodo's Instagram menu is gathered together under the #comodomenu hashtag. Currently, 55 user-submitted photos pop up showing the dishes in various lighting conditions. Seeing the photos may help sway your dining decision one way or another. Comodo is expecting customers to make their menu decisions based on dish recommendations from their Instagram friends or from the sheer visual power of the food. … Read more
Page, the CEO of Google, leapfrogged Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg for the No. 1 spot on Fortune's ranking of young business stars.
The publication notes that since Page returned to the CEO role last year, he has "been bent on proving Google still has its mojo." He closed Google's acquisition of Motorola, streamlined management and closed failing projects. All of that has pushed Google's stock to an all-time high.
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Twitter must feel bereft and be developing an inferiority complex. AllThingsDigital, via an unpublished ComScore report, unveiled that Facebook's photo-sharing service, Instagram, bested Twitter for August in mobile app daily engagement. According to the report, Instagram averaged 7.3 million daily active users (DAUs) in the U.S. and Twitter a mere 6.87 million. In addition, Instragram users spent 44 percent more time than Twitter users in their respective mobile apps. And, Twitter has 25 percent more smartphone users than Instagram, 29 million versus 22 million, according to ComScore.
It turns out that more people in the U.… Read more
A while back I told you about Keepsy, a Web site (at the time) that allowed you to use your Facebook and Instagram photos to create a personalized calendar. Fast-forward to today and Keepsy has released an iPhone app, allowing its users to create Sets of photos, which can then be turned into physical photo books.
To make a pocket book, as it's referred to by Keepsy, you'll need to download and install the free Keepsy app from the App Store. Create a Keepsy account or log in to your current account and then begin creating a Set … Read more
With the debut of Apple's iPhone 5 and its new bigger 4-inch screen, developers had to madly rush to redesign their apps to fit the device. Instagram announced today that its app is now ready for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.
"Instagram version 3.1 is available in the App Store!" the photo sharing app wrote in a tweet. "Updates for iOS 6, iPhone 5, and more. Android 3.1 coming soon."
Google has acquired the company behind popular iOS photo-sharing app Snapseed, the companies announced today.
Vic Gundotra, Google's senior vice president of engineering, posted the news about acquiring Snapseed creator Nik Software to his Google+ account. The app allows users to edit photos and add filters as well as share them on Facebook, Flickr or via email -- similar to Facebook's recently acquired Instagram app.
"We want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone," he wrote, adding that Google+ now has 400,000,000 users since it launched a year ago. … Read more
I just learned that my 12-year-old daughter is an app scofflaw. So, in fact, are the hordes of her fellow tween-agers -- kept off Facebook by their well-intended parents -- who have turned to Instagram as a seemingly innocuous social-network workaround.
As it turns out, just like Facebook, you technically have to be 13 to have an Instagram account. And, just like Facebook, Instagram is more or less a social network, dark sides included. Kids post photos, their followers comment... and then those not invited to said birthday party or shopping excursion get hurt feelings.
Many of us adults discovered … Read more