TechCrunch: Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down

Amazon’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more. Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend and tap into the power of online influencers, Amazon in 2017 launched its own take on Instagram with a shoppable feed of stories…

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TechCrunch: UK Internet attitudes study finds public support for social media regulation

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a new joint report and stat-fest on Internet attitudes and usage with the national data protection watchdog, the ICO — a quantitative study to be published annually which they’re calling the Online Nation report.…

Mashable: New ‘order’ sticker spotted in Instagram Stories

Instagram could be looking to step up its shopping features.Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-05-28 22:23:39 UTC Instagram may be looking to ramp up its shopping features. A new “order” sticker recently appeared in the app’s Stories,…

Mashable: The new Instagram Stories camera is broken and needs to be fixed ASAP

Can somebody at Instagram please fix the new Instagram Stories camera?Image: vicky leta / mashable By Raymond Wong2019-05-23 11:00:00 UTC Instagram Stories is broken… again. In April, Facebook gave Instagram Stories a makeover that makes it more like Facebook. With…

TechCrunch: Indonesia restricts WhatsApp and Instagram usage following deadly riots

Indonesia is the latest nation to hit the hammer on social media after the government restricted the use of WhatsApp and Instagram following deadly riots yesterday. Numerous Indonesia-based users are today reporting difficulties sending multimedia messages via WhatsApp, which is…