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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.

Twitter files for $1B IPO, mobile users fueling 65% of ad revenues

Less than a month after revealing its plans to go public, Twitter has made its S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission public, revealing the microblogging platform aims to raise $1 billion on close to 473 million shares of common stock.

Snapchat launches Stories, 24-hour photo and video sharing

Snapchat is expanding beyond its signature here-and-gone media sharing philosophy with the introduction of Stories, a new timeline feature enabling users to compile photos and videos that may be viewed an unlimited number of times over a 24-hour period.

Yahoo acquires mobile sports app maker Hitpost

Yahoo is acquiring Hitpost, the developer behind sports-themed mobile social applications including Sports Bet and Fantasy Football Polls. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Facebook retools mobile app install ads to boost engagement, conversions

Facebook is overhauling its mobile app install ads program, unveiling a series of new features built to help businesses increase engagement and conversions within their applications.

Facebook resumes mobile ad trials in third-party iOS, Android apps

Nine months after Facebook slammed the brakes on external mobile advertising trials, the social networking giant has revived the initiative in an effort to bolster its mobile revenue stream.

Twitter extends push recommendations to iPhone, Android apps

Twitter is expanding its new personalized recommendations feature to its mobile social networking applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

LINE messaging app adds video calling, 10-second video clips

Over-the-top messaging application LINE is adding a new video calling feature as well as short video sharing tools reminiscent of Twitter's Vine video app.

AT&T, others use Facebook's new mobile ad measurement tools for operators

Facebook is rolling out Telco Outcome Measurement, a new tool designed to help operators and service providers reconcile in-store sales with ad impressions delivered across the social media platform.

Facebook for iOS 7 introduces revamped navigation menu

Facebook updated its flagship iPhone application in tandem with the release of Apple's new-look iOS 7, introducing a new menu designed to simplify access to the social graph.