Facebook finally responded to calls for more specific data on monthly active users, daily active users, and mobile MAUs and DAUs by specific country, but only in a eMagazine distributed to its advertising partners, titled “Facebook: The Annual.” However, a copy was leaked to TechCrunch.
If you took our poll about what Instagram would announce at its press event in New York Thursday, and you guessed, “private messaging and/or group messaging features,” you were absolutely correct, as Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Systrom announced the launch of Instagram Direct, which allows users of the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network to send photo and video messages directly to friends.
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.
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.
Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram now boasts more than 150 million monthly active users, and if Director of Business Operations Emily White gets her way, Instagram will soon be able to boast about generating advertising revenue, as well.
Is there enough room for both Twitter-owned video-sharing application Vine and Video on Instagram, which was introduced at a press event Thursday at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.? Time will tell, but the jockeying for position began long before Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his counterpart at Instagram, Kevin Systrom, took the stage Thursday.
A hat tip to all of those who predicted that Facebook would introduce video sharing on Instagram at its press event at its headquarters in Menlo Park Thursday, as Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram Co-Founder and CEO Kevin Systrom took to the stage to debut Video on Instagram.