Bad News: Instagram Bringing Ads to Your Feed

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A whole ton of weak sauce just got poured all over your Instagram feed. Today on the company’s blog, Instagram announced that US users will soon see sponsored posts in their feeds, from brands and companies they do not follow. At first, Instagram will ensure that the photos and video advertisements will be “beautiful and high quality,” but I think in general it’s safe to say that this sucks.  (more…)

Beta Testers: Facebook Home Update Brings Support for Instagram, Pinterest, and More

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If you are part of Facebook’s Android Beta program, a new update that is rolling out today allows you to add feeds from Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Flickr to your Home lockscreen. When you wake your device, you will be greeted with great content from the folks you follow, then when you’re are done, simply unlock and continue with your day. It’s a good addition, one that Zuckerburg said was coming during his interview at Disrupt.  (more…)

Facebook for Android Beta Updated, Brings Animated Stickers and Music Controls for Home Users

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Not too long ago, Facebook introduced a beta program for Android users who want the latest and greatest builds of Facebook on their devices. Today, a new update is available, bringing a few new features and loads of fixes. As for the new stuff, Messenger users will see a few animated stickers, which should hopefully bring a bit of humor to all of your IMs between friends.  (more…)

Double Live Chat: Join Us for Facebook and Samsung’s Streamed Press Events

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Both Facebook and Samsung have live streamed press events going on today, so to make it easier on all of you to follow along, we decided to host a double live chat of sorts. Below, we’ll have live video feeds from each event, plus a live blog with the DL crew dropping comments along the way. Facebook will kick things off at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern). Samsung will finish off the morning from London with their Premiere event that starts at 11AM Pacific (2PM Eastern).

Rumors peg Facebook as having prepared a Vine-like feature for Instagram. Samsung, on the other hand, is going to show off a bunch of phones they have already announced like the Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Zoom, and Galaxy S4 Mini. We should also see the new mirrorless Galaxy Camera called the Galaxy NX. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung announced the new LTE Advanced capable Galaxy S4 with a Snapdragon 800 processor inside.

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