The lobby of The Carlton Hotel in New York is the home of the first-ever digital Instagram holiday tree, a joint initiative by the hotel, social marketing platform PromoJam, Caravan Stylist Studio, and 30 top fashion designers.
Facebook’s tradition of inviting the press to events without revealing what it is announcing has been passed down to Instagram, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network will hold a media event in New York Dec. 12.
In a survey of 500 U.S. respondents who activated mobile phones from June through September, Facebook dominated in terms of usage, with 45 percent citing the social network as one of their three most frequently used applications, far ahead of second-place Twitter, at 13 percent, and No. 3 Candy Crush Saga, at 11 percent, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
Photo-messaging application Snapchat turned down a $3 billion-plus acquisition offer from Facebook last month, and now the company poached Instagram Director of Business Operations Emily White, who was named its new chief operating officer, AllThingsD reported.
Social marketing software company Offerpop incorporated Video on Instagram into its Video Contest application, following last month’s launch of its Hashtag Gallery app, which also supports Video on Instagram.
Facebook is bringing the functionality of its hide all button — which allows users to hide all posts from friends or pages without unfriending or unliking them, respectively — to a new unfollow button, which allows users to stop following other users’ public updates, TechCrunch reported.
What may very well be a leaked version of the new version 4.0 of the flagship Facebook application for Android counts among its features far more extensive customization of the lock screen for its Home Android overlay.