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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram's big redesign goes live with a colorful new icon, black-and-white app and more   —  Instagram's new icon is pink.  Well, it's pink and purple and yellow and orange.  It's definitely different.  And that's not all the company has changed today.  Instagram this morning is rolling …
May 11, 2016, 10:05 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook expands dynamic ad retargeting to Instagram and travel sector   —  Get ready for a lot more ads on Instagram and elsewhere that feel ever more personalised to you.  Instagram today is turning up the volume on its ad tech play, courtesy of its owner, Facebook.
May 10, 2016, 11:25 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram testing business profiles that feature a contact button, directions, and more   —  Instagram Business Profiles to feature ‘Contact’ buttons, directions and more  —  Instagram had confirmed earlier this year that it was developing business profiles - basically, the Instagram equivalent to a Facebook Brand Page.
May 4, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram's new Video Carousels ad format lets users swipe between three to five different video slides in a single ad   —  Instagram crams more ads in less space with Video Carousels  —  What's more lucrative than a video ad?  Multiple videos in a single ad.
May 3, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
In apparent move to boost visibility, Twitter switches its App Store category from Social Networking to News, where it ranks No. 1   —  Twitter aims to boost its visibility by switching from ‘Social Networking’ to ‘News’ on the App Store  —  Following yet another quarter of sluggish user growth …
Apr 28, 2016, 3:45 PMIn context
Davis Fields / Facebook:
New Facebook and Messenger apps launched for Windows 10; Instagram comes to Windows 10 Mobile, with video support   —  Introducing Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Windows Apps  —  There are many people using Facebook, Messenger and Instagram on Windows, so today we're excited …
Apr 28, 2016, 9:10 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Gilt co-founder Alexis Maybank launches Project September, a service with photos from users' Instagram feeds and camera rolls that users tag with buying leads   —  Gilt Groupe's co-founder has a new fashion app that lets you shop from Instagram photos  —  Alexis Maybank, Gilt Groupe's first CEO …
Apr 17, 2016, 9:55 PMIn context
Lee Fang / The Intercept:
Document shows CIA's venture capital arm In-Q-Tel is investing heavily in social media mining and surveillance   —  The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos  —  SOFT ROBOTS THAT can grasp delicate objects, computer algorithms designed to spot an “insider threat …
Apr 15, 2016, 5:30 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram launches personalized video feed and themed channels in Explore   —  Instagram wants to show you the best videos without completely destroying the sanctity of your main feed, so today it overhauled the Explore page with a slew of new video channels.
Apr 14, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Personal sharing shifts from Facebook to more intimate audiences on Snapchat and Instagram   —  Facebook Wants You to Post More About Yourself  —  Staff said to call lack of intimate sharing ‘context collapse’  —  Facebook tries prompting more personal types of posting
Apr 9, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context

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