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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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Instagram surpasses 100 million monthly users

Instagram surpasses 100 million monthly users

The popular photo-sharing service Instagram has announced that they have reached 100 million monthly active users after just two-and-a-half years of being available to photography nerds around the world. Despite the recent privacy policy debacle, it seems a lot of users are over that now, and are ready to get back to creating timeless imagery.

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Instagram reportedly says no to native Blackberry 10 app

Instagram reportedly says no to native Blackberry 10 app

Blackberry, ever confident in its Blackberry 10 platform, threw a lot of effort into ensuring that consumers would have access to a variety of apps, including the staples everyone wants such as Facebook and Twitter. One highly popular app is still missing, however - Instagram. According to sources, the company isn't planning on making a native Blackberry 10 app.

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59% of top brands now use Instagram

59% of top brands now use Instagram

Analytics group, Simply Measured, states that 59% of Top Brands are now using Instagram, which is an increase from 54% back in November, and a 9% increase quarter over quarter. Instagram's brand adoption rate over the last quarter is one of the highest adoption rates amongst the social media platforms, but it's still behind Pinterest, whose brand adoption rate grew 10% last quarter.

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HTC One event teases big, flat, square device

HTC One event teases big, flat, square device

If your curiosity wasn't piqued before today for the HTC One event taking place tomorrow, it's certainly about to be. The folks behind the wheel at the HTCGlobal Twitter account have just tweeted - or Instagramed, rather, a photo of a collection of devices with sheets over them, one of these devices appearing to be rather square in shape - and much larger than a smartphone. Could it be that another HTC Jetstream is on the way?

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Web-based Instagram feed gets public hands-on: the limits continue!

Web-based Instagram feed gets public hands-on: the limits continue!

It's time for Instagram to bring the full square photo experience to the web, starting today, with one very important missing feature: photo uploads. While the public has been able to view browser-based profiles of Instagram users for a few months now, the ability of a user to view their own feed (including all of their Instagram friends) has only been made real today. To see your Instagram feed, simply head to Instagram.com and log in - it's just that simple!

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Instagram boasts 90 million monthly active users, 40 million photos per day

Instagram boasts 90 million monthly active users, 40 million photos per day

Instagram might have gotten some crazy backlash from its policy changes back in December, for which they pulled an about face and returned it back to normal. However, a lot users were done with the service at that point, and vowed to switch to an alternative. Then again, that doesn't seem to be scaring Instagram too much, as the company has reported 90 million monthly active users, as well as 40 million photos being posted per day.

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Pulse integrates Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, and YouTube

Pulse integrates Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, and YouTube

This week the folks at Pulse have opened the floodgates for a variety of social networking feeds into their already well-established visual user interface for news consumption. This update takes Pulse up to the next level of all-encompassing integration with each of the systems you work with on the daily. This may be the biggest upgrade to Pulse since its original launch back two years ago for iOS (and this update works with Android, too!)

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