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Facebook’s Instagram Vine rival rumor gains traction

Facebook’s Instagram Vine rival rumor gains traction

Facebook's rumored Vine rival, allowing users to share brief video clips, looks even more likely to make its debut at the social network's event in just a few hours time, with new leaks weighing in. The new service has been the handiwork of "months" of development, sources tell the WSJ, echoing suggestions of the same made on Monday.

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Instagram Video tipped to challenge Vine at Facebook June 20 event

Instagram Video tipped to challenge Vine at Facebook June 20 event

Instagram will add video support to take on Twitter's Vine, sources claim, with the new feature tipped to be revealed at Facebook's mysterious June 20 event. The Thursday launch, which until now has been believed to be a Google Reader alternative RSS system, will actually see Facebook take the wraps off Instagram video, TechCrunch's insider says.

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Instagram’s logo redesign process detailed by Mackey Saturday

Instagram’s logo redesign process detailed by Mackey Saturday

It's always fun getting a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the apps and services we use daily, showing us how the professionals behind it work and what they have in mind while working. Back in March, for example, we got a rather detailed look into how the Facebook News Feed redesign was developed. Instagram recently tweaked its design, and now designer Mackey Saturday has given a statement - and a few pictures - of the work process.

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Instagram “Photos of You” update adds Facebook-like image tagging

Instagram “Photos of You” update adds Facebook-like image tagging

In an effort to bring the people in photos out to the forefront, Instagram has added a new feature called "Photos of You," which adds image tagging so that you can tag your friends in photos that you take through the service. It's a lot Facebook's own tagging system, which isn't too surprising, since Facebook own the photo-sharing service.

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UK law allows anyone to use your digital images

UK law allows anyone to use your digital images

Whether you're an amateur photographer who makes liberal use of Instagram and similar apps or you're a professional who uploads a lot of off-hours snapshots online, a bill just passed in the UK should give you pause. The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 has a clause in it that allows for anyone to use a photograph whose owner can't be located, something that is a two-edged sword.

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Nokia Sweden tips official Instagram app is coming to Windows Phone

Nokia Sweden tips official Instagram app is coming to Windows Phone

Android users and iPhone users have been able to enjoy the wonders of Instagram on their phones for quite some time, but where is the love for Windows Phone 8 users? Well one concerned used decided to ask Nokia Sweden whether the Instagram app will be heading over to his Nokia Lumia 920 anytime soon, in which Nokia replied with, "Instagram is on the way, but we can't give an exact date right now."

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Snapchat users share 150m images a day

Snapchat users share 150m images a day

Snapchat has rapidly increased in popularity, with over 150 million photos being shared daily through the service. Evan Spiegel, co-founder of Snapchat, spoke at All Things D's conference, D: Dive Into Mobile, today and stated that in just 4 months, Snapchat's usage had tripled. That number surpasses even the numbers of the popular photo-sharing service, Instagram, where users currently share about 40 million photos a day.

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Nearly 50% of all Instagram users are on Android

Nearly 50% of all Instagram users are on Android

It has been exactly a year since Instagram launched its app on Android, and it has proven to be a very smart move on Instagram's part. Instagram states that Android users are on par with iOS users, each sharing around 50% of Instagram's user base of over 100 million people. The impressive part is that Android's Instagram app was released a year and a half after the app was released on iOS, and it has already managed to catch-up with it.

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Sharing is caring according to Facebook users

Sharing is caring according to Facebook users

There's no doubt that Facebook is the most popular social network around, even if teens are losing interest in the service. Facebook has announced that its 1 billion+ users have shared over 400 billion open graph actions back to the social network so far, a number that many Facebook marketers love to see. These figures were announced prior to its event being held at South by Southwest (SXSW).

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Pictures from North Korea hit Instagram after its 3G network goes live

Pictures from North Korea hit Instagram after its 3G network goes live

On February 22, we reported that North Korea planned to switch on a 3G mobile data network for visitors by March 1, providing for the first time an open Internet connection to foreigners in the nation. Now that the network is live, visitors in the country have begun uploading pictures from within to Instagram, giving a glimpse into the locked down nation.

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Facebook no longer appealing to teens

Facebook no longer appealing to teens

It seems that Facebook is on its way out from the Teen community. Many teens are moving more towards social media platforms like Instagram (conveniently owned by Facebook) and SnapChat. It's most likely because of Instagram/SnapChat's appealing user-friendly mobile apps (Facebook for Android still needs work), and because of teenagers' obsession with sharing photos. Some teenagers only use Facebook as a last resort when they get bored of their other social media apps.

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Socialmatic to make Polaroid-branded Instagram digital camera

Socialmatic to make Polaroid-branded Instagram digital camera

In 2012, ADR Studio created a Socialmatic Instagram concept camera, which is now set to become a reality. Socialmatic announced earlier this week that it signed an MoU agreement with C&A Licensing allowing it to make a Poloroid digital camera with instant printing capabilities. All the details are still unknown, but you can see the concept image after the jump.

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