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Instagram’s IGTV is a new Stories-like home for vertical long-form videos

Instagram’s IGTV is a new Stories-like home for vertical long-form videos After Facebook Watch, Instagram is launching its own video portal, but it looks nothing like the usual online video viewer. Instead, Instagram IGTV is mobile-first, which means vertical video and a Stories-like interface. The post Instagram’s IGTV is a …

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Instagram hits 1 billion monthly users, up from 800M in September – TechCrunch

Instagram hits 1 billion monthly users, up from 800M in September – TechCrunch Instagram’s meteoric rise continues, dwarfing the stagnant growth rates of Snapchat and Facebook. Today Instagram announced that it has reached 1 billion monthly active users, after reaching 800 million in September 2017 with 500 million daily users. …

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Instagram’s “IGTV” video hub for creators launches tomorrow – TechCrunch

Instagram’s “IGTV” video hub for creators launches tomorrow – TechCrunch TechCrunch has learned that the Instagram longer-form video hub that’s launching tomorrow is called IGTV and it will be part of the Explore tab, according to multiple sources. Instagram has spent the week meeting with online content creators to encourage them …

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First look at Instagram’s self-policing Time Well Spent tool – TechCrunch

First look at Instagram’s self-policing Time Well Spent tool – TechCrunch Are you Overgramming? Instagram is stepping up to help you manage overuse rather than leaving it to iOS and Android’s new screen time dashboards. Last month after TechCrunch first reported Instagram was prototyping a Usage Insights feature, the Facebook …

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Juul tightens up social media to focus on former smokers switching to e-cigs – TechCrunch

Juul tightens up social media to focus on former smokers switching to e-cigs – TechCrunch Juul Labs, the company behind the ever-popular Juul e-cig, has today announced a new policy around social media. This comes in the midst of Juul’s effort to get FDA approval, which has been made more …

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Now Snapchat lets you unsend messages like Faceboook promised – TechCrunch

Now Snapchat lets you unsend messages like Faceboook promised – TechCrunch Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were retracted from the inboxes of some users, six sources told TechCrunch in April. Facebook quickly tried to normalize that breach of trust by claiming it would give everyone the ability to unsend messages in …

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a look at M&A deals – TechCrunch

a look at M&A deals – TechCrunch In startup land, the mandate is to get bought, go public or die trying. And, as far as getting bought goes, one of tech’s Big Five could be a desirable acquirer. They have a lot of weight to throw around. Alphabet (the parent company of …

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