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Instagram:
Instagram can now automatically turn photos you're replying to in direct messages into a sticker, adds split-screen reply option by tapping on the sticker   —  Today we're introducing new ways to reply with photos and videos that help you have fun, visual conversations with your friends.
Aug 17, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram gets threaded comments, and Facebook News Feed gets UI tweaks like bubble-style comments   —  Taking inspiration from line drawings, Reddit and Messenger, Facebook is overhauling the design of the News Feed to make it more legible, clickable and commentable.
Aug 15, 2017, 1:42 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Onavo Protect, VPN app bought in '13, gave Facebook app usage data that affected decisions like WhatsApp acquisition, adding Stories to Instagram, more   —  Information from data-security app shows company what people do on their phones beyond suite of firm's apps
Aug 13, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / Mic:
Instagram feeds have become dominated by planned candids, dubbed “plandids”, which are usually posed but are supposed to appear effortless   —  Instagram used to be defined by its feed of stylized, perfectly posed images, but this summer a new trend has swept the platform: the “plandid.”
Aug 13, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Madeline Buxton / Refinery29:
Instagram tests letting you add a guest to your Live video, rolling out as a trial today with a full release expected in the coming months   —  Double the people, double the fun?  That's what Instagram is banking on with its latest update, which will give you the chance to go Live with a friend …
Aug 8, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Facebook launches “Dynamic Ads for Real Estate”, targeted real estate ads for Facebook and Instagram, challenging Zillow   —  Facebook has launched its first ad product designed specifically for residential real estate brokerages.  —  “Dynamic Ads for Real Estate,” …
Aug 7, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources at ad agencies say a lack of analytics, disinterest of influencers, and other factors are driving clients from Snap, exacerbated by Instagram's strength   —  - Several agencies said advertiser interest in Snapchat is flat to dwindling, as many opt to move towards Instagram.
Aug 2, 2017, 7:40 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram: 50% of businesses on Instagram created a story in past month, boosting average daily app use to 32 mins for users under 25, and 24 mins for those 25+   —  Instagram Stories has blossomed from a Snapchat clone into an integral part of the world's largest dedicated visual communication app in the first year since its launch.
Aug 2, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
Facebook's higher priced ads offset slowing growth in number of News Feed ads; efforts in Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, video have valuable growth potential   —  Not Too Shabby  —  Facebook's revenue growth has slowed this year, but it remains strong for a company of its size  —  Healthy Sign
Jul 26, 2017, 10:50 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says WhatsApp Status, a Snapchat Stories clone, has 250M DAUs and Instagram Stories has 250M+ DAUs; Snapchat had 166M DAUs as of May   —  Facebook is winning the race to bring Snapchat's Stories format to the rest of the world before its originator.
Jul 26, 2017, 8:05 PMIn context

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Microsoft:
AI-controlled soaring machine takes flight  —  Microsoft researchers test an autonomous sailplane able to identify, predict and act on complex variables.
eero:
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Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center  —  It's that time of the year again and we thought we should let you know in advance.  As a part of our annual infrastructure maintenance, we will be upgrading …
Worldpay:
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