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Twitter tried to buy Instagram for $525 million

Twitter tried to buy Instagram for $525 million

At this point, most people know that Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion. More details on the deal between Facebook and Instagram have surfaced indicating that Facebook significantly outbid twitter. Reuters reports that twitter made a bid weeks before Facebook swooped in with $1 billion of roughly half that amount.

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Flickr for iPhone app takes on Instagram

Flickr for iPhone app takes on Instagram

Yahoo has launched a new Flickr app for iPhone, completely reworking the interface and throwing in some Instagram-style filters. Flickr Groups has also been properly injected into the mobile software, with the ability to browse through different groups, see the photos that have been shared, and comment on them. It's also of course possible to upload your own images.

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Twitter blasts Instagram with filter app update… but where is it?

Twitter blasts Instagram with filter app update… but where is it?

Twitter's updated mobile app with added photo filters to offset the pain of lost Instagram integration was an unsurprising announcement yesterday, but the iOS version of the software is still yet to show up for users. The new app introduces eight filters, including Black and White, Warm, Cool, Vintage, Cinematic, and Happy, which can be applied to shots prior to sharing them. However, head over to the App Store, and you'll only find Twitter for iOS v5.1 [iTunes link], dating back to November 15 and lacking any sort of photo filters.

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Instagram for iOS updates with new camera, new filter, and Foursquare integration

Instagram for iOS updates with new camera, new filter, and Foursquare integration

Instagram has had a tough past few days with the whole Twitter debacle, but they're attempting to bounce back thanks to a new update for its iOS app. The update comes with an updated camera interface, as well as a brand-new filter that you can play around with. Plus, it also comes with Foursquare integration for those that love to check-in to places and share it with their friends.

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Instagram completes Twitter photo cull (but there’s a workaround)

Instagram completes Twitter photo cull (but there’s a workaround)

Instagram has fully pulled the plug on Twitter integration, with photos that late last week showed up poorly cropped or aligned now not appearing in the short messaging services "Cards" gallery system at all. The latest escalation of Instagram's attempt to coax users away from Twitter and onto Instagram profiles, the decision has left many users of both services frustrated, adding as it does another few clicks before photos can be viewed. Meanwhile, Twitter is believed to be readying an Instagram alternative of its own, launching in time for the holidays, while clever developers have cooked up an unofficial way to rejoin the two services.

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Instagram CEO: Twitter split was intentional but not an act of war

Instagram CEO: Twitter split was intentional but not an act of war

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has confirmed that the Twitter image sharing glitch is an intentional one, suggesting that users will be better served with "the full Instagram experience" if they're pushed to the company's own site. Users of Instagram and Twitter discovered earlier today that links shared via the short messaging service produced incorrectly framed or cropped preview pictures in Twitter's "cards" view system

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Instagram blocks Twitter photo embeds as shot-sharing gets serious

Instagram blocks Twitter photo embeds as shot-sharing gets serious

Facebook-owned photo sharing app Instagram has blocked its images from showing up properly on Twitter, in what appears to be a move to force viewers to visit Instagram's own site. Users complained of problems viewing Instagram photos in Twitter's recent "cards" view, which previews select content tweeted out; Twitter subsequently confirmed that Instagram had disabled the integration.

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Instagram exploit could see accounts stolen

Instagram exploit could see accounts stolen

A security flaw in popular photo filter and sharing app Instagram could allow hackers to steal user accounts, after it was discovered that certain cookies are sent in plain-text rather than secured. The exploit, discovered by Carlos Reventlov and apparently flagged to the Instagram team in early November, relies on the fact that while log-in and profile editing is done over encrypted links, Computerworld reports, a plain-text cookie is sent to the Instagram servers when the app is loaded. If the hacker intercepts that cookie - among other criteria - they can subsequently gain access to the account and lock out the legitimate user.

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