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A billion dollars. That sum can buy a lot of things, including a photo-crazy social startup called Instagram. Just days after Facebook plucked down a huge sum of cash to grab the company and its employees, millions more are flocking to it in order to see what the hubbub is all about. Instagram already had around 30 million users before Facebook did the deed, and now the total user count is at 40 million. It's not surprising given that Android users can now get in on the fun, but still, 10 million in just a few days? It took nearly 18 months to hit 30 million. Obviously, Facebook is keenly interested in having these users eventually become active Facebookers, as there's no real cash model yet... Read more...
Instagram has taken the iOS world by storm, giving iPhone owners the ability to neatly tweak and adjust photos before sharing them with the world. It's a painfully simple concept, but it has caught fire like no other. Also, it's free. And now, it's on Android. Worldwide, there are certainly more Android smartphones in use than iPhones, and Instagram's servers are bound to feel the pressure when potentially millions of new users sign up. It's hard to believe that an app like Instagram has remained off of Android for this long, but that's now changed. It's free to download, works on all Android 2.2+ smartphones (not tablets, at least not yet) and includes the same filters as on iOS. What are you... Read more...
Hoping you can say you were using Instagram for Android before it was mainstream (even though it’s already been on iOS for a good long while)? Great news: You can now sign up to for an email notification from Instagram when the app is ready and apparently secure your spot at the front of the line. At instagr.am/android, there’s a message that simply says “Want to be first in line for Instagram on Android?”, and there's a space for your email address and a “Notify Me” button. It’s hard to say when exactly Instagram will actually be available, but it's definitely in the offing. We eagerly await the Android-based onslaught of grainy photos of college kids... Read more...
Instagram. Just the mention of the world brings up vivid images of slightly tweaked photographs, uploaded via iOS devices to all corners of the web. But there's a problem: it's only on iOS. Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, etc. -- none of those platforms have Instagram. Why? Hard to say why the company hasn't branched out yet, but they know that Android is growing too large as a platform to ignore. At the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, the company announced that they had reached 27 million registered users. And of those, a ton of people are actively using it. Co-founder Kevin Systrom was quoted as saying that they're seeing "Facebook-level" engagement. But more importantly,... Read more...
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