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Facebook took a username from an Instagram user, but gave it back

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Facebook has given back a username that it took away from an Instagram user recently. Brian Hoff, a web designer, wrote an article on Medium about the incident that was titled “They say ‘nothing will change’/*Everything* changes.” Hoff’s wife had the user name @kathleen, but it was changed to @_____kathleen. At first, they thought someone hacked into the account. They reached out to @InstagramHelp on Twitter and tried to get support through e-mail, but that did not work.

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Photo social network Instagram suffers downtime (Update: It’s Back)

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Instagram, Facebook’s photos social network, is suffering from an outage today. Users are able to open the app, but no new images are being display. The app loads without actually showing new photos. Instagram sent out a tweet that it is working on the problem. Frustrated users went on Twitter to complain about the issue using the hashtag #InstagramIsDown. Below are some of the best responses.
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Instagram makes major improvements for Android app

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Instagram has released version 5.1 of its Android app. The redesign makes Instagram for Android faster and profiles now load in half the time. The size of the app is now half as big as before. The visuals have been simplified and the user interface has been flattened. The app is now supported on a wider range of hardware, including lower end smartphones and Android feature phones.
[Source: Instagram Blog]

Facebook Inc (FB): Instagram signs $100 million ad commitment deal

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) photo social network subsidiary Instagram has signed an advertising commitment worth up to $100 million over the next year with agency holding company Omnicom. Instagram opened up their advertising platform four months ago. Michael Kors was Instagram’s first ad client and the photo social network community has been receptive to the ads.

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Facebook and Instagram to remove gun sale listings

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Facebook and its photo social network subsidiary, Instagram, is going to delete posts that are offering to buy or sell guns without a background check. It seems like gun buying and selling has increased on these social networks. Facebook and Instagram will also ban users that are under 18 from viewing gun offers posted by individuals or groups.
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The Muppets join Instagram, takes selfies

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The Muppets have
joined Instagram and they are taking selfies. The Muppets seem to have joined Instagram in order to promote the new movie “Muppets Most Wanted,” which is opening March 21st. The film stars Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, and Ricky Gervais.

Facebook Inc (FB): More standalone mobile apps coming, Instagram users doubled in a year

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has plans to release more standalone mobile apps such as Facebook Messenger and Facebook Camera. Facebook also owns popular mobile photo social network Instagram. Facebook is seeing around half a billion people using the mobile app every month.

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Tumblr-inspired TV show “#RichKids of Beverly Hills” is now on Hulu


E! is going to premiere a TV show on Sunday that was inspired by a Tumblr blog called “Rich Kids of Instagram.” The reality TV show is called “#RichKids of Beverly Hills.” The TV show is one hour long per episode and it features six friends from Beverly Hills that spends thousands of dollars on cars, fashion, and partying. Check out the first episode above.