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Instagram Is Now Bigger Than Twitter With 300 Million Monthly Users It's also debuting verified accounts and purging fake followers

Instagram now has 300 million monthly users, picking up 100 million since March. The photo- and video-sharing app has surpassed Twitter's official user count of 284 million. Facebook's companion company, bought…

December 10, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

Less Than Half of Snapchat's Users Are in the U.S. But still no advertising on the app—yet

Some may think that Snapchat could be a gold mine of revenue for millennial-focused marketing, but Emily White, chief operating officer at the mobile messaging app, acknowleged today that monetization…

September 30, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

Twitter Is Considering Any Change That Will Convert Visitors to Logged-In Users Even filtering tweets

Twitter has 271 million users who are active and logged in, but then there are many more visitors who never announce themselves. This is the biggest challenge facing CEO Dick…

July 29, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

All Those Kik Pics From Strangers Will Now Be Blurred Messaging app censors for safety

Mobile messaging app Kik is giving users new controls to protect against unwanted anonymous advances, the company said today. The app will censor images from strangers to limit lewd content…

May 20, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

Twitter's Secret to Growth Is 580 Million Users Waiting to Reengage Forecast shows 255 million on board, more on sidelines

Twitter is signing up 50 million new users a month, a rate at which would put the network at more than 1 billion users sometime next year, if not for…

April 10, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

10 Keys to Candy Crush's $500 Million IPO King's success rides on hit game

Candy Crush Saga is headed to Wall Street with a public offering that could value the company at up to $10 billion, according to the filings. The company behind the…

February 18, 2014, 12:32 PM EST

Facebook Study Finds That Princeton Is the One on Brink of Extinction Data scientists 'debunk' school's bad science

A new study shows that Facebook isn’t in danger of extinction. But maybe Princeton is. A Facebook data scientist released his own analysis today to poke at a recent study out…

January 23, 2014, 6:06 PM EST

YouTube Joins Facebook in Billion-User Club Google-owned video platform claims an audience equal to 10 Super Bowls

Everyone knows that YouTube has massive reach, and now the Google-owned video platform has put a number on its size. A big one. During an event Wednesday night for Los Angeles-based…

March 20, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT

Instagram Says It Has 90 Million Monthly Users Photo-sharing service grows post-policy flap

Last month The New York Post sought to spice up the post-Christmas doldrums by reporting that Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram was bleeding users after announcing some controversial policy changes. That report…

January 17, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

Instagram’s User Decline May Be Holiday-Related Daily user drop occurred on Christmas

The New York Post made headlines and headaches for Facebook when it published a story Thursday night claiming that Instagram’s daily active user base had dropped by nearly 25 percent. The…

December 28, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

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