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Instagram Has Arrived On Windows Phone

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Instagram has been added to the Windows Phone Store.  Instagram, one of the most popular apps on Google Play and the Apple App Store, joins other well-known apps on the Windows Phone Store like Facebook, Pandora, Skype, Words With Friends, Skype, YouTube, Twitter, Google Search, The Weather Channel, Flipboard, Temple Run 2, and Line.

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Instagram Previews What Ads Will Look Like

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Photo sharing social network and Facebook subsidiary, Instagram, has confirmed that ads will be coming to your news feed.  Instagram has published a blog post showing what the ads look like.  You will notice that the sponsored ads look very similar to normal Instagram posts, but it will have a sponsored banner on it.  The ads have started to appear on some news feeds already.  When you tap on the sponsored badge, you will see a page about how advertising on Instagram works.  The ads will be either photos or videos.

[Source: Instagram Blog]

Instagram No Longer Lets You Stop Video Autoplay

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Instagram has updated their mobile app today so that it no longer supports auto play for videos on iOS.  Instagram is going to start placing in-feed advertising in the News Feed by the end of the year so these changes will likely be essential for monetization.
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Instagram Hits 150 Million Users, Launching Ads This Year

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Facebook’s photo social network, Instagram has hit 150 million monthly users, which is a 15% increase since two months ago.  Instagram also has plans to integrate ads into the service within the next year.  Facebook is not currently making money off of Instagram.
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NASA’s Instagram Account Takes Off

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NASA is known for taking some of the most amazing photos of all time.  And now the space agency has launched an Instagram account.
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George W. Bush Recently Joined Instagram

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George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America (between 2001 and 2009) and the 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) joined Instagram late last month.  One of the first photos that he took was at a golf course with the family of a fallen soldier (above). The account of former President Bush also contains these photos of a pony show and a photo from last year’s Ryder Cup:
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Senior Citizens Teach You How To Use Instagram On Conan


Recently on Conan, there was a segment called Senior Tech where a senior citizen explains how to use Instagram.  The tutor looked at an example of his “grandson” that was having a lot of fun in college.  He pointed out that it may look like the photo was taken by a Polaroid, but it actually uses a photo filter instead.  The best part is how he describes what filters are available. Check out the video above.

Instagram Has Acquired Video Sharing App Luma

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Facebook’s photo social network company Instagram has made their first acquisition.  Instagram has hired the team and bought the technology from Luma.  Luma is an app that lets you capture video, stabilize the video, and then share it.
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