All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘users’

Netflix Is Now More Popular Than HBO in the U.S.

On Monday, Netflix released their Q1 2013 earnings report and in it they boasted gains of 2.03 million domestic subscribers. This is important for two reasons. First, it boosts their total domestic subscriber base to 29.17 million, continuing a steady subscriber rise that they reported in Q4 2012. And second, it puts them past HBO in terms of total U.S. …

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LinkedIn Tests Direct Mention Links in Status Updates [UPDATED]

UPDATE: LinkedIn is now beginning to roll out the feature out to all English-speaking users. LinkedIn is currently testing user mentions, something that other networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have had for some time and that users rely on quite heavily. Simply put, user mentions in posts let the people you’re talking about know that you’re talking about them. …

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Instagram: Android Users Make Up Nearly Half Our User Base

Today, on its one-year anniversary, Instagram has announced that nearly half of all Instagram use comes from its Android app. After some time as an iOS-only service, Instagram finally launched on Android in April of 2012 and quickly racked up over a million downloads in less than 24 hours. Thus began the great, but short Instagram platform war that saw …

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Spotify Adds 1 Million Paid Subscriptions in Just 3 Months

Spotify has tacked on a million paid users just a little over three months. That’s the word from SXSW, where the company has announced that they can now boast 6 million paid subscribers. Back in December, Spotify announced that their paid subscriber total had hit 5 million. In July 2012, it was 4 million. And back in January of 2012, …

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Instagram Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users

Instagram has just announced a major milestone: 100 million monthly active users. It comes just five weeks after the photo-sharing network announced 90 million MAUs and a little of ten months after being acquired by Facebook. “Now, nearly two and a half years later, over 100 million people use Instagram every month. It’s easy to see this as an accomplishment …

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Twitter Asks You to ‘Welcome Back’ Previously Inactive Users in Order to Promote Engagement

It looks like Twitter is making a small, non-intrusive push to promote more interaction between members of the service. Some users are seeing a new message appear atop their streams on Twitter.com. It notifies them that someone (a particular @person) is “back on Twitter.” “Welcome @person back to Twitter,” it reads. “You friend @person is back on Twitter. Mention them …

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Facebook Police Make Sure You’re Using Facebook (and Suggest You Buy Stock)

Facebook reportedly lost 1.4 million U.S. users last month. Or, maybe they didn’t. Metrics can be a tricky thing. Even if Facebook lost roughly 1% of their user base, is it even a huge deal? Things like that fluctuate from month to month and Facebook is damn near saturated in the U.S. market anyway. Whatever the case, the Facebook police …

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Facebook Still Has a Big Problem with Underage Users, and They Know It

Facebook policy strictly prohibits anyone under the age of 13 from operating an account. As you’re probably well aware, plenty of kids under the age of 13 operate Facebook accounts. That’s because people are allowed to lie on the internet, which must be shocking to you, I know. That doesn’t mean that Facebook just lets it happen, however. Although some …

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Justin Bieber Passes Lady Gaga, Is the New King of Twitter

For over two years, Lady Gaga was the Queen of Twitter – in that she had the most followers of any user on the site. She was the first to 10 million, 20 million, 30 million…I think you get the point. Always lagging behind, in second place, was teen superstar Justin Bieber. We told you yesterday that Bieber was gaining …

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Instagram Announces 90M MAUs After Weeks of Reports of User Hemorrhage

Maybe Instagram wants to quell rumors that Instagram is leaking users. Maybe they simply thought it was the right time. Whatever the case, they have just put up monthly active user stats for public consumption, for the first time ever. And according to them, the service currently sees 90 million MAUs. For a little bit of context, that puts Instagram …

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LinkedIn Hits 200 Million Members

Today, LinkedIn is announcing a pretty significant milestone. The social network for professionals has just topped 200 million members. For reference, LinkedIn hit 100 million members back in March of 2011 – meaning it’s taken them nearly two years to double their user base. “This milestone is more than just a metric — it’s a reminder of the global footprint …

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Instagram Users Sent to Facebook When Reporting Other Users

Facebook assured Instagram users that their experience with the service wouldn’t change post-acquisition, and that Instagram would continue to “grow independently.” While Facebook isn’t necessarily backtracking on that position, they are beginning to integrate the two services little by little. The latest integration comes in the form of user reporting. Now, when Instagram users choose to report a user (for …

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