Instagram CEO Denies Company Copied Snapchat, Says They Were ‘Building Upon the Technology’

For some time now, Instagram has been accused of stealing ideas from Snapchat. Now, the social media company’s CEO has broken his silence to put a stop to all the talk. One of the glaring copying offenses that Instagram has…

Instagram Not Into ‘Hosting Porn’, But Floated Idea of More Nudity-Friendly Version

Instagram’s anti-nudity policy and the backlash toward it have been well-documented. But now it appears that maybe, just maybe, the company has thought about rethinking that? Probably not – for plenty of reasons that mostly deal with advertising and its…

Instagram Blames Apple for Its Dumb Nudity Policy

We’ve documented Instagram’s (and its parent company Facebook’s) hatred of the female form for years. The company basically bans photos of female nipples, unless they are attached to a baby or on a sculpture. Instagram’s actual, word-for-word policy on nudity…

Instagram Tops 400M Users, Leaves Twitter in the Dust

Instagram has just hit another user milestone. According to the company, it now has 400 million users. It hit 300 million back in December of 2014, so the photo-oriented social network took less than a year to snag the next…

Instagram Is Not, Nor Were They Ever Going to Sell Your Photos

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom finally made a move to stop the bleeding with a blog post directed at users who feel betrayed by the company’s new privacy policy. “To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos.…

Your Instagram Photos Look Terrible on Twitter Because Instagram Wants You to Use Instagram

Instagram has always wanted to be more than a place to filter your photos. That’s why your Instagram app has a news stream. That’s why you have the ability to like and comment on other users’ photos. Instagram is its…

Ben Horowitz Sheds Light on Instagram Investment

Ben Horowitz, cofounder and General Partner of high technology venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, just explained on his blog why his company was only able to achieve a $78 million dollar return on an initial $250,000 investment in Instagram. For…