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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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Instagram’s active users cut in half while Facebook fights loss claims

Instagram’s active users cut in half while Facebook fights loss claims

This week there's been more than one claim against the growing state of Facebook and its most powerful purchased ecosystem: Instagram. What we're seeing for the latter is a chart from AppStats that cuts their active user numbers in half, while Facebook is facing claims that they've lost 600,000 users in a month. That's not a whole lot compared to the number of people who use Facebook every day, but you'll find that Facebook isn't about to see claims against its popularity go unchecked.

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Instagram use surges on iOS and Android, falls 25% on Facebook

Instagram use surges on iOS and Android, falls 25% on Facebook

It would appear that the real impact of the Instagram Privacy Policy update (and subsequent revolt on the part of its users) has come to light - a relatively massive 25% decrease in daily users - but there's a catch. While the statistics given by AppData could very well be due in part to Christmas and the holidays in general, a decrease of over 3 million daily users is nothing to scoff at for one of the most-used apps on the market. According to AppData the amount of daily users Instagram is working with fell from 16.4 million to 12.4 million between the week the Privacy Policy changes occurred and now... on Facebook. Meanwhile the app has taken off in popularity in its original iPhone and Android form.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 26, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone! We're back from a brief holiday break and there was plenty of news waiting for us when we returned, so let's jump into the Wrap-Up. Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randi found herself with a semi-private photo being shared publicly today, which brought up some debate about Facebook's privacy policy. Samsung is expected to ship 500 million smartphones in 2013, while we saw a leaked image of a white BlackBerry X10 handset with a QWERTY keyboard. Instagram is facing a class action lawsuit over the controversial changes to its Terms of Service, despite the fact that it has tried to ease users' minds since the new Terms were announced.

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Instagram Privacy Policy prodded with Class-Action lawsuit

Instagram Privacy Policy prodded with Class-Action lawsuit

The folks responsible for drafting the Instagram Privacy Policy changes that've caused massive amounts of madness over the past few weeks have another chapter to add to their must-read books: a class-action lawsuit in California. This lawsuit has been filed by San Diego-based law firm Finkelstein & Krinsk and targets Facebook - as it were - because of their newly confirmed ownership of Instagram as a whole.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 21, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 21, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. Depending on who you choose to believe, today was the day it was all supposed to come crashing down, but since that doesn't seem like it'll be happening, let's recap the news from the day and then jump into the weekend, shall we? Today was a historic day aside from being the rumored end of the world, as Psy's ridiculously popular hit Gangnam Style topped 1 billion views on YouTube, officially becoming the first video to do so and beating Justin Bieber to the punch. We had a new Acer-related leak today, with benchmarks for the rumored V350 flagship phone surfacing, as well as images for the ASUS ME172V tablet.

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