Not Everyone's Happy About Facebook Buying Oculus

We recently reported that like Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg is interested is using drones as satellites to areas of the world without internet access. Now Facebook has bought the virtual reality company Oculus for $2 billion, and not everybody’s happy about it.   

Face it: Instagram pictures with faces are more popular

Like them or not, there’s more proof that selfies aren’t going away any time soon. Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers looked at 1.1 million photos on Instagram and found that pictures with human faces are 38 percent more likely to receive likes than photos with no faces. They’re also 32 percent more likely to attract comments.

How Instagram can ruin your dinner

Warning Instagrammers: you might want to stop taking so many pictures of your food. New research out of BYU finds that looking at too many pictures of food can actually make it less enjoyable to eat.

Steak and cheese internet dinner traps fraudster

The US' Internal Revenue Service claims to have caught a pair of serial ID fraudsters by using some simple detective work on an Instagram picture of a steak and cheese dinner.

Is Instagram more than just self-portraits and pictures of food?

The wildly popular photo-sharing application Instagram is used by millions of people around the world. Nevertheless, the social media phenomenon is often dismissed as a trivial pastime.

Instagram claims it's not losing users

Instagram has started releasing its usage figures following reports that the photo sharing site was hemorrhaging users over privacy concerns.

Instagram sued over new terms of service

Instagram has been hit with a class-action lawsuit following its decision to change its terms of service.

Instagram tries to talk its way out of disaster

Following yesterday's outcry over Instagram's radical changes to its terms of service, the company's attempting to reassure users.

Instagram plans to sell your photos to advertisers

In an astonishing demonstration of nerve, Instagram has declared that from next January it has the right to use your name and photos for anything it likes - including selling them to third parties for use in ads.

Report: Instagram CEO misled regulators about offer from Twitter

Just weeks before accepting a $1bn offer from Facebook, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom agreed to sell the company to Twitter - but then changed his mind, according to a report.

Twitter adds photo filters in battle with Instagram

As promised, Twitter has added Instagram-style features to its service, allowing users to edit photos and apply filters.

Instagram disables Twitter photo integration

Facebook-owned Instagram has disabled a feature that allowed Twitter users to view full versions of photos on the social network. Without Twitter Cards, pictures now appear distorted or cropped.

Projecteo shines your Instagram pics on the wall

Projecteo is part projector and part Instagram hack.

Instagram expands from mobile to web

Let's face it, nobody can ever see enough sepia-tinted photos of somebody else's vacation, which is why Instagram is making it easier to share them by launching web profiles.

Google buys Instagram rival Snapseed

Google is squaring up to Instagram with the acquisition of San Diego-based Nik Software, maker of the Snapseed photo-editing software.

Instacube is the new Kickstarter darling

An Instagram-connected digital photo cube appears to be the next Ouya on Kickstarter.

Facebook launches Camera photo-sharing app

Life goes on, IPO or no IPO, and yesterday Facebook released a new Camera for iOS app that allows users to shoot, filter and share photos.

Facebook's Instagram buy to face regulatory questions

Hold your horses - that billion-dollar Instagram acquisition has to face some hoops before it becomes official.

Twitter eyed Instagram before Facebook: report

It's being reported that Twitter also had eyes on the social platform that was recently acquired for $1 billion.

Facebook acquires Instagram for a cool $1 billion

Facebook has announced that it is acquiring Instagram for a cool $1 billion in cash and shares.