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Who is more social? (Android vs. iOS)

android vs iosStartApp.com, a mobile monetization and distribution platform released a really interesting infographic. It is a comparison of the sociability aspects between the Android operating system and iOS. Lets see:

Instagram 3.0 debuts on Android

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Instagram today announced a new version of their popular Android (and iOS) application which adds in a number of handy features. This particular release (3.0) centers around the common theme of browsing experience, most notably with the debut of Photo Maps and redesigned user profiles.

BlinxBox releases its first Box

BlinxBox, a groundbreaking new-media start-up located in the hub of Tel-Aviv is unveiling its first Box catering to Instagram lovers using Android devices.
The company has been working in stealth mode for the last 12 months, developing a new media consumption tool called “Box”. The micro TV-like window streams images, videos and social feeds directly to the user’s mobile desktop without having to launch an app or access a browser.

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Instagram alternatives and companion apps

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Say what you will about Facebook's purchase of Instagram last week and whether or not Big Blue is going to ruin its new acquisition. The fact is, it's already immensely popular for Android and people love to look at photos. Maybe it's because of clever filters, vignettes, and borders. Maybe it's because people just love to take pictures of sushi and cats.

[Video] Watch Jon Stewart Give His Take On Google's Project Glass And Rip Up Facebook's Purchase Of Instagram On The Daily Show

daily showThis is rather fitting given the fact that the official Daily Show app hit the Play Store earlier today. Jon Stewart talks about Google's Project Glass (turns out that this is actually old technology), Facebook's acquisition of Instagram, and then he gets school on why Instagram is so cool.

Enough banter, the video speaks for itself. Enjoy.


Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion, Facebook's Largest Acquisition Ever

instagram facebookBreak out your Dr. Evil jokes, if you've got any left. Facebook just announced that it will be acquiring Instagram, the popular photo-sharing app and recent addition to the Play Store family, for a cool billion dollars. You read that right. With a "b". Billion. To answer all the critics who were wondering what's so cool about Instagram: a billion dollars.

Instagram Signup Page Goes Live, Offers Users Chance To Be First In Line When The Official Android App Becomes Available

instagramIn a tweet earlier today, Instagram linked to a new signup page which promises to put interested Android users at the front of the line when the popular photo app becomes available (which should be relatively soon).

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No, There Is No Proof Instagram For Android Is Around The Corner - Just Fake Crap Advertising More Fake Crap

instafailLast week, a "report" by InFlexWeTrust showed a screencap of a popup that invited users to download a "featured" app - Instagram for Android.

With all the crapware pushing AirPush ads to your notification bar that we've seen last week (including the fake Pinterest, Temple Run, and - drumroll - Instagram) and all the clues regarding this so obviously fake Instagram app, one would have thought a bit of caution by the blogosphere would have been a good idea. Unfortunately, the Instagram hype is so strong that plenty of blogs ran with "Instagram was leaked" and "Instagram is almost here" stories.

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