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New analysis finds less than 25% of brands use Instagram, despite its high consumer engagement

Analysis of Yesmail Market Intelligence's data finds that just 23 percent of brands actively use Instagram as part of their social media marketing despite its high growth and high consumer engagement levels. This could be a sign that marketers are still struggling with visual data and need better tools to facilitate this type of analysis.

Instagram integrated into Smarsh Archiving Platform

Instagram isn't just for hipsters anymore. Companies are using the social photo-sharing site to boost business and engage customers. For some businesses, that means a whole new slew of compliance and eDiscovery requirements.

Facebook security acquisition points to something like a CDN

A small acquisition in the security space lends new evidence to the poorly-kept secret that the parent company of Instagram is building up security for its content delivery... rather, for its "edge network".

Instagram says ads coming 'in the next couple months'

Facebook-owned photo sharing application Instagram said it will roll out paid advertisements within the next few months as it accelerates its effort to build a sustainable business.

Facebook Home adds Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr support

Facebook continues building out its much-maligned Home launcher for Google's Android, adding support for the social networking giant's own Instagram photo-sharing app as well as rival media sharing platforms Pinterest, Tumblr and Flickr.

Instagram eclipses 150M monthly users, says ads coming soon

Facebook-owned photo sharing application Instagram said more than 150 million users worldwide now capture and share moments each month using its service, an increase of 50 million users over the last six months. More than 60 percent of users herald from markets outside of the United States, Instagram added.

Flickr for iOS adds filters in bid to rival Instagram

Yahoo is adding filter enhancements to its photo sharing application for Apple's iOS, positioning the service as a rival to Facebook's popular Instagram.

Instagram snaps up video sharing app Luma, shutdown slated for Dec. 31

Facebook-owned photo sharing application Instagram has completed its first acquisition, purchasing video app maker Luma. Financial details were not disclosed.

Instagram cracks down on brand copycats

Facebook-owned photo sharing application Instagram has updated its brand guidelines to prevent third-party developer partners from incorporating either "Insta" or "Gram" into their app names.

YouTube founders challenge Instagram, Vine with MixBit video app

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, who co-founded video sharing site YouTube in 2005, unveiled their latest effort, video creation application MixBit.