INSTAGRAM

  • Instagram valued at $35 billion, worth more than Twitter 1 week ago

    New York: Photo sharing website Instagram has been valued at $35 billion by Citigroup, surpassing Twitter. This beats Twitter's market cap of $23 billion by a wide margin, wired.com reported In April 2012, Instagram was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion and had about 30 million users. The app was downloaded over a...
  • Instagram crosses the 300 million user mark, edges past Twitter December 11, 2014

    Bengaluru: Facebook's photo-sharing service, Instagram, said it had more than 300 million users, sharing over 70 million photos and videos each day. Microblogging service Twitter has 284 million active users, according to its website. Four-year-old Instagram crossed 200 million users in March. The service, bought by Facebook in April 2012, also said...
  • Twitter introduces Instagram-style photo filters December 3, 2014

    New York: Micro-blogging site Twitter has now given its users more control of their photos. The Twitter app for iOS and Android devices has replaced its photo filter grid with an easier to use Instagram-style row of adjustable filters. Double tapping the filters shows an intensity slider that shows thumbnails of...
  • Teenagers spend more time on WhatsApp than Facebook: Study November 27, 2014

    New York: A study involving 1,70,000 internet users across 32 countries has found that more and more teenagers are spending more time on instant messaging apps than on Facebook. Nearly 66 per cent of teenagers (aged 16-19) in the US and Britain said they were using Facebook less frequently. While the teenagers...
  • Miley Cyrus not pregnant, says representative November 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: The rumour of singer Miley Cyrus's pregnancy is untrue, her representative has said. According to an earlier report by Life & Style, Cyrus is expecting her boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger's child. But the 22-year-old's reprentatives have another story to tell, reports GossipCop.com. "It's not true. Every day she's (Cyrus) either dead...
  • From greeting Koalas to selfies with QUT students: 11 pictures from Australia Narendra Modi should definitely Instagram November 17, 2014

    Narendra Modi takes social media seriously. As he embarked on a trip to Myanmar where he was due to attend the 25th ASEAN Summit, the Prime Minister of India joined Instagram and posted a photo from Nay Pyi Taw.But it has been 5 days since he posted anything on Instagram!...
  • PM Modi debuts on Instagram, posts picture from Myanmar November 12, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known for his social media prowess, today made his debut on Instagram, sharing a picture from the venue of the ASEAN and EAST Asia summits. "Hello World! Great being on Instagram. My first photo ...this one from the ASEAN Summit, @Nay Pyi Taw," Modi...
  • J&K government yet to take action after DIG's son boasts of power on social media October 29, 2014

    In a shocking misuse of power, the son of the DIG Jammu has posted pictures of his father's subordinates tying his shoes, doubling up as a caddie with high handed captions leading to criticism from all quarters. ...
  • Abuse of power by Jammu DIG exposed: Should the government step in? October 29, 2014

    In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the...
  • J&K DIG 'abuse of power' pictures: Very unfortunate, our culture doesn't approve of it, says Alvi October 29, 2014

    Photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu and Kashmir, posted by his own son, have gone viral. The photographs include one of a man helping DIG Shakeel Beig put on his shoes. ...
  • J&K DIG's son boasts of power, posts pictures of man tying his father's shoe laces on social media October 29, 2014

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. The photographs include one of a man helping DIG Shakeel Beig...
  • Parineeti Chopra joins Instagram on her birthday October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Parineeti Chopra, who turned 26 on Wednesday, marked the day by debuting on photo-sharing website Instagram. "Birthdays are about doing something fun and interesting. This year I've decided to join Instagram, something I've been contemplating for a while now," Parineeti said in a statement. After joining the celebrity bandwagon on...
  • Have you tried the 'donut selfie' yet? This 360-degree video selfie is the latest fad on Instagram October 20, 2014

    London: Are you tired of posting those drab still selfies on your Facebook or Instagram account? A new form of video selfie called the 'Donut selfie' could now help you present some cool shots. The technique, created by an ex-Microsoft employee Karen Cheng from California, involves taking various panoramic video shots...
  • Snapshot: 'Homesick' Alia Bhatt expresses her love for mom Soni Razdan and sister Shaheen on Twitter October 15, 2014

    Alia Bhatt is certainly living a busy life. The actress, who made headlines for 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' this year, is now busy shooting for her next. Her upcoming film 'Shaandaar' features Shahid in the main lead and is being directed by Vikas Bahl. Her recent post on Instangram explains...
  • 'The Interview' actors James Franco and Seth Rogen post nude photo on Instagram October 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: James Franco has shared a photo of him posing naked with Seth Rogen on his Instagram. The 'Spider-Man' actor and Rogen are standing side by side with no clothes on in the photograph. In the censored photo, the co-stars in 'The Interview' can be seen being covered in dirt. "Boom boom,...
  • Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests September 29, 2014

    New York: Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service owned by Facebook, has been blocked in China, according to numerous reports, including from Hong Kong-based reporters with the New York Times. The company did not immediately return requests for confirmation. The reports came amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, where many have posted photos...
  • Diamonds, cheetahs, and private helicopters: Meet the rich kids of Instagram who live the most luxurious lives in the world September 18, 2014

    The world's richest teenagers on Instagram are unapologetic about their overthetop, extravagant lifestyle. They own cheetahs that only have coffee from Starbucks and private helicopters that land on tennis courts. From million dollar yachts to toilets made of gold tiles, there's nothing these kids cannot afford. The Rich Kids of Instagram...
  • Instagram's richest and most hated teenager, Param Sharma, lands in jail for selling a stolen iPhone on Craigslist September 13, 2014

    Param Sharma, a wealthy Indian based in San Francisco earned the tag of the most hated person on Instagram. His Instagram account @itslavishbitch, floats with pictures of him drowning in cash and designer possessions. While the world was still trying to figure if it is a troll or a real guy...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you identify these Bollywood stars from their Instagram photos? September 10, 2014

    You have watched their films and lauded for their efforts in each of their projects. If you are so aware of their work, why not take our quiz? See the photos we have culled out from Instagram and guess their names. Simple, na? ...
  • Snoop Dogg crashes an Indian wedding in Chicago, surprises the couple by posing for a photo and posting it on Instagram! September 3, 2014

    A couple in Chicago tied the knot in the presence of their favourite rapper Snoop Dogg just that he came uninvited! Neesha Ghadiali and Joe Scheller were exchanging vows at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago when their wedding photographer noticed Snoop Dogg at the hotel, stepping out of...
  • Hyperlapse: Instagram launches a new app that lets you capture smooth timelapse videos even while in motion August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Instagram has launched a new app Hyperlapse that lets users capture highquality time lapse videos even while in motion. Traditionally, timelapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse from Instagram features builtin stabilisation technology that lets you create moving, handheld...
  • Kuddle: A new Instagramlike photo sharing app launched for children August 20, 2014

    Oslo: Kuddle, a Norwegian picture sharing app designed for children and billing itself as a rival to Instagram could have one million users by the end of the year and plans an aggressive push into the US market, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Kuddle, which raised $2 million in funding...
  • 5 tips that can help you take a better selfie August 11, 2014

    Ever wondered why your friends' selfies appear to be better than the selfies you take? Here is a solution for you. The infographic below details a spate of tips and tricks that can help you take a better selfie. ...
  • Photos: Pixie Curtis is an adorable twoyearold Instagram princess who runs her own business! August 10, 2014

    Pixie Curtis is all of two years old and lives live king size. If you take a look at this toddler's Instagram account you'll find her enjoying a helicopter ride, dressed in her designer wardrobe and sitting at the most breathtaking places in Australia. With over 27,000 Instagram followers, Pixie...
  • Photos: Instagram artist makes giants out of everyday foods and ants out of human beings with his amazing photography. It's all for a cause! August 9, 2014

    Architectturnedphotographer William Kass is an Instagram star. With 29,215 followers on the social networking site, Kass makes everyday food interesting. He doesn't cook, nor does he take photos of brilliant food. This man uses everyday foods in his creations and hopes to spread awareness about the amount of food the...