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Instagram plans to have advertising within a year

Instagram has recently announced that advertising will begin showing up within the next year. The details are still on the light side, meaning Instagram has yet to announce any specifics. Or for that matter a date of when these advertisements will begin showing in your feeds. But that being said, Ms. White, director of business operations at Instagram has said they should be ready to begin selling ads within the next year.

Vine user base grows to 40 million

Instagram announced they had reached the 130 million monthly user milestone back in June. That reveal came at the same time they announced the 15-second Vine-like videos. That of course spurred discussion about how Instagram was the better app and how they were going to steal users from Vine. Well, while Vine may not have the 130 million that Instagram has, they have just shared a rather respectable number of their own.

Instagram 4.1 update brings video improvements

Instagram for Android was updated to v4.0 back towards the end of June. That was the update that added video support and as of today it looks like Instagram v4.1 has arrived. Similar to the 4.0 update, Instagram 4.1 keeps the focus on video. In this case there is now support for Ice Cream Sandwich as well as for videos in your Gallery.

Vine for Android gets new capture tools and widget in latest update

The Vine Android app has once again been updated. This update means the Vine team has now rolled-out a few since we saw Instagram add video. It is looking like the competition has spurred something with Vine, which up until recently had been somewhat lacking on Android. That said, the Vine team is touting this update as the biggest yet with new capture tools, a widget and more.

Instagram web embeds arrive for your filtered images and videos

This seems like a feature that should have always been available, but up until today Instagram users were not able to embed images on other sites. That said, the Instagram team has announced just that and moving forward you will be able to embed images and video from your Instagram feed. The process is simple and involves just a few clicks to get the code.
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