Nokia has added another device to its burgeoning Lumia portfolio of smartphones today, with the introduction of the Lumia 925: a sleek, PureView-branded handset that will be its first flagship on T-Mobile U.S. At today's London launch, Nokia executive VP of smart devices, Jo Harlow, sat down with TechCrunch to field a few questions.
Nokia is going big on the camera features in its new 925 and 928 Lumia devices, continuing on in its PureView legacy first introduced back when it was still making Symbian devices. Within that it is adding a few key apps to the device...Show More Summary
Thanks to Instagram, we rarely see photos taken from camera phones without some type of filter on it. Even Twitter’s photo service uses Aviary to drop an earthy overlay or black-and-white treatment onto your digital masterpiece. Google Glass users aren’t going to be left out of this craze thanks to an app aptly named Glassagram. Show More Summary
When you're spreading like wildfire, why douse the flames to make a few bucks? Facebook's willingness to wait on advertising helped its site and mobile apps grow massive, and now it's applying the same strategy to Instagram. Wall Street...Show More Summary
BeTheDancer is Alex Greenburg's name and handle on Instagram. He's a good friend and a brilliant photographer, but because Instagram doesn't require real names, I had a lot trouble using the app's new tagging feature to point him out in my photos. Right now, Instagram's 100 million users are discovering that while pseudoanonymity can be fun, it's not very functional.
Today Instagram launches photo tagging, the feature that fueled Facebook's early growth. New Instagram iOS and Android updates rolling out now let you tag any person or brand in your own photos, which then automatically show up in the "Photos Of Me" section of their profile. Show More Summary
Photo and video apps have rocketed up the app store charts driven by apps like Instagram and Vine, becoming the third largest category in iOS downloads. Most contain casual photo filters and simple editing tools. In contrast with this trend, others are feeding the desire for photo editing with more sophisticated apps. Show More Summary
Facebook says that there are no plans for now to add advertising to Instagram, even though advertisers are approaching them, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today during the company's Q1 earnings call. But adding ads could end up stunting Instagram's rapid growth. Show More Summary
Credit where it's definitely due: this post was inspired by a Twitter conversation with Box CEO Aaron Levie. Don't look now, but something remarkable is happening. Instagram had twelve employees when it was purchased for $700 million; all of its actual computing power was outsourced to Amazon Web Services. Show More Summary
Pictorious is a photo sharing startup that is faced with the unenviable task of crawling its way out of Instagram’s gigantic shadow. Today they’re releasing a bevy of updates to their iOS app, which will hopefully help it mount a better challenge against the photo sharing juggernaut.
It would appear that Facebook Home has just surpassed 500k downloads on Google Play since launching on the platform five days ago on April 16. The app's Google Play listing notes the milestone, and Ben Evans confirmed on Twitter. Facebook...Show More Summary
The Hunt, a site that helps you find items to buy from photos posted on Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and elsewhere, is today announcing $700,000 in additional funding, on top of the $2 million it had previously raised from Javelin Venture Partners and others. Show More Summary
These days, you can get your Instagram photos printed onto just about anything. There are companies that print out post-it sized Instagrams, Instagrams on Canvas, Instagrams on wood and fiber glass, and everything in between. Today, Intantgram.me is joining those ranks with its new Instagram magnet-making business. Show More Summary
Gnip has found itself a sweet spot in partnering with startups who make data available via APIs. The company currently has access to Twitter and Tumblr’s firehoses, and has announced today that it will be making the publicly available...Show More Summary
Instagram has been around for what feels like forever, but it seems like just yesterday that the app migrated over to Android after being a long-time iOS exclusive. Today marks one year of Instagram's presence on Android, and to celebrate...Show More Summary
Instagram has hired a Director of Operations, the first of what we’re assuming will be many steps to monetize its explosive scale. Facebook’s Director of Mobile partnerships Emily While will be moving over to the more than 20 person team, which just surpassed the 100 million user mark in February. Show More Summary
Fanbase Media, a new social media marketing startup which has been flying under the radar for over half a year, helps companies use Instagram for connecting with their customers. Despite the company's low profile - its turnkey, self-serve...Show More Summary
Klout, the service for measuring online influence, is boosting its integration with both Bing and Instagram today. On the Bing side, the news follows last fall's announcement of a strategic investment from and partnership with Microsoft. That announcement included the unveiling of a feature in Bing that would show Klout scores for select people.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. It's 2013, over 20 years since Adobe first released Photoshop for the Macintosh, and here I am writing about a simple, yet seductive, photo editing app. Repix, available for iOS, lets...Show More Summary
Perpetual underdog Mobli, an app that’s a cross between Instagram and Vine, has released a new update to its iOS app in their latest effort to gain some of the photo sharing market.