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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dating apps are embracing video, with Hinge letting you import video from other social networks and Zoosk's Lively adding video chat   —  Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking - especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking.
Jun 28, 2017, 8:15 AMIn context
Liz Pelly / CASH Music:
How some popular Spotify playlists in its Browse section are controlled by a small group of firms, some owned by big labels, making or breaking upcoming artists   —  Not all Spotify playlists are created equally.  To begin understanding this, look at them closely.  Literally.
Jun 24, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Instagram is testing “favorites”, editable lists allowing users to share posts with a limited group of friends   —  Reinventing the friends list  —  Instagram has begun testing a way to share posts with a more limited group of friends.  Called favorites, the feature attempts …
Jun 23, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram adds Live video replays and says Stories has 250M DAUs as of June, whereas Snapchat only had 166M DAUs as of May   —  Instagram Stories is widening its lead over Snapchat and rolling out new features to keep everyone shooting video.  Instagram Stories now has 250 million daily active users …
Jun 20, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Instagram Stories crushes Snapchat with 250 million daily active users   — Its main competitor Snap just has 166 million daily active users, as of its last earnings report in May  —  Instagram Stories is now at 250 million daily active users, vastly surpassing Snapchat's rate according …
Jun 20, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Instagram begins testing standardized format for declaring sponsored posts, starting with select partners   —  Instagram is creating a standardized format that should make it clearer to everyone when a post has been paid for by an advertiser.  —  These aren't for ads that businesses buy directly …
Jun 14, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Instagram launches out of beta its Archive feature that hides old posts without deleting them   —  Instagram is releasing its Archive feature to all users today, after testing it with a smaller group of people last month.  —  The feature lets anyone on Instagram hide their old posts without deleting them.
Jun 13, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
Instagram starts cracking down on services like Instagress that automate follows, likes, and comments   —  I posted a picture in March of the New York Times headquarters looking serene before a snowstorm to my Instagram account.  The photo attracted 11 comments, all from strangers.
Jun 12, 2017, 3:15 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How a hacking group used comments on Britney Spears' Instagram account to hide the location of their malware's command and control servers   —  Turla uses social media and clever programming techniques to cover its tracks.  —  A Russian-speaking hacking group that, for years …
Jun 10, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp for iOS now displays four or more images as inline albums, gets filters for photos, videos, and GIFs   —  The camera is the new keyboard, and WhatsApp refuses to be left behind.  While its sister app Instagram dukes it out with Snapchat in the west, WhatsApp is popularizing visual communication around the world.
Jun 6, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context

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