Lumi is a new app that turns your internet browsing history into relevant suggestions for what to read next. It comes from the Last.fm founders, who are now tackling smart suggestions.
Instagram has launched a new feature that allows users to share short video clips — but photos and video are very different animals, and the audience for the latter may not be as large as Instagram thinks. It definitely doesn’t include me.
We’ve been waiting for someone to transform social video for a while now — someone to create the “Instagram for video.” Well, Instagram itself may just have done that.
Vine is probably the best we’ve seen in mobile video-sharing so far. But as good as Vine is, the technological limits of mobile networking still haven’t quite caught up yet, and creating a consistent user experience for video is shaky.
Just as the Mad Men of the 50’s and 60’s tapped into consumer desires and emotions for a new school of advertising, modern companies like Instagram and Pinterest will need a similar revolution in how we think about ads if they want to make money.
The New York startup ecosystem will get a big boost from the $1.1 billion sale of Tumblr to Yahoo. The exit, one of the biggest New York has seen, shows that with content becoming important, New York is finding its footing on the startup stage.
What does the future look like for Hipstamatic, the original darling of mobile photo shutterbugs eclipsed by Instagram? It’s embracing the social nature of the photo wars with Oggl, a new app.
Want to see the photos you’ve been tagged in on Instagram? The company plans to announce a “Photos of You” feature on Thursday that will let you do just that.
If you take a look at your Instagram feed today, would you be able to tell that everyone’s favorite mobile photo-sharing app is owned by Facebook? Maybe not. But over the course of the next year, we might see that changing.
Instagram announced Tuesday that it’s now hit 100 million monthly active users, a stat that puts it just behind Google+ and Twitter and shows that it hasn’t lost momentum even after a terms of service debate that left some people threatening to quit.