A little unsolicited advice to tech companies wanting to hold an event: Bring something at least moderately interesting or new to the table.
Otherwise, you end up like Instagram, which on Thursday unveiled Instagram Direct, or its take on the direct and instant messaging service that's available on virtually every other major service. It was, to say the least, disappointing.
Instagram, a unit of Facebook, is just the latest company to focus on upping its one-to-one messaging capabilities after building its business and customer base on its social capabilities. Founder Kevin Systrom spoke of Instagram as more than a … Read more