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Instagram has surpassed Twitter with 300 million users

Instagram is proud to announce that it has reach 300 million monthly active users, meaning that it has officially surpassed Twitter in popularity. This is especially good news for Facebook, which owns Instagram and itself has over 1.35 billion users. With Instagram’s 300 million users, WhatsApp’s 600 million, and Facebook
Facebook partners with ABC to create 60-second newscasts on Facebook

In Facebook’s latest attempt to begin courting the media, the social networking giant has announced a partnership with ABC that’ll see the news network film one-minute-long newscasts exclusively for Facebook users. ABC will upload the news highlights, officially called ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, or just Facecast, to
Inventor of the hashtag breaks down how Google+ has failed

Developer and former Google employee Chris Messina recently posted a brutally honest article about Google+ in which he breaks down the social network’s failures, as well as his own. Rather than serving as the “social backbone” that it was designed to be, Messina believes that Google+ has become the antithesis,
YouTube’s subscription music package has entered beta

After months of rumors and speculation, YouTube has finally launched the beta for its much-anticipated subscription music package, known as Music Key, in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Finland. The beta will be invite-only for the first six months, with Google Play Music subscribers
Yishan Wong steps down as the CEO of Reddit

The CEO of Reddit, Yishan Wong, has resigned after spending more than two years at the head of the extremely popular community-curated message board. Wong left the company last week, Reddit investor Sam Altman explained in a company blog post, because of a disagreement with the board over the location
YouTube’s music streaming service is weeks away from launch

Talk of YouTube launching its own subscription-based music streaming service has been going on for quite some time now, but according to a report from The Financial Times, it might actually be happening this time thanks to a deal that the Google-owned company struck with thousands of independent record labels
Facebook joins the fight against Ebola

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife personally donated $25 million to help fight the Ebola outbreak that’s plaguing the people of West Africa, but now the billionaire is taking things a step further. According to Tech Crunch, Zuckerberg has invited all 1.3 billion users of Facebook to join the fight by
Zelda Williams takes to Twitter to pay tribute to her father

The 25-year-old actress and daughter of Robin Williams, Zelda Williams, took to Twitter and Instagram yesterday to pay tribute to her father, who had been pronounced dead at the age of 63 just a few hours prior after his body was found at his home in Tiburon, California from an
Hotel fines guests $500 for every bad review they leave on Yelp

It can be pretty stressful to run a business in the age of online reviews. A few short sentences on Yelp can be all it takes for an unsatisfied customer to irreparably tarnish the reputation of a business, even when it’s the customer in question who is causing the issue.
Staples has launched a crowdfunding-powered design contest

The world’s largest business crowdfunding platform, Fundable, has teamed up with Staples to launch the first ever Crowd2Shelf Contest. The contest, which was created by Fundable and is sponsored by Staples, invites entrepreneurs and small business to utilize the power of crowdfunding to launch their product into Staples stores. “We’re