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Finally: Instagram, Vine apps coming to Windows Phone

Windows Phone owners will soon be able to share all the 7-second videos and filtered photos they could ever want. Stephen Elop just announced at Nokia World that the official Instagram and Vine apps will arrive “in the coming weeks.” The announcement addresses a longstanding complaint about Windows Phone. The lack of an official Instagram… Read More

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Microsoft using Vine for a Surface 2 contest, but Windows Phone still doesn’t have the official app

Microsoft today unveiled two new tablets today — the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 — along with a new pressure-sensitive limited edition “Music Cover” touchpad specifically designed for DJs who want to use the tablet like a drum kit to remix songs. In conjunction with the Music Cover announcement, Microsoft kicked off a new contest… Read More

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AWS server issues take down Instagram, Airbnb, Flipboard

People posting photos, recording videos, making room reservations and reading the news on Sunday afternoon had to take a break for a few hours as an Amazon Web Services outage took down several popular websites. Sites like Instagram, Airbnb, Vine and Flipboard all went out of service for a short period on Sunday due to… Read More

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These five brands are kicking ass with Instagram video

It’s been about two weeks since Instagram unveiled its 15-second video feature and the response has been excellent for the Facebook-owned media-sharing platform. Less than 24 hours after its debut, more than five million videos had been posted, while it appears that Instagram is already pushing Twitter-owned Vine out of the social media landscape. Some, though, certainly… Read More

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Skype video messaging now available for free on every platform except Windows Phone

Skype’s free video messaging feature is fully out of beta today and everyone can now send as many three-minute moving messages to your Skype contacts — whether or not they’re online — as desired. Well, just about everyone. The feature is available on essentially every platform (Windows desktop, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, BlackBerry) except Windows Phone,… Read More

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Amazon unveils eco-friendly products site Vine.com

Amazon.com’s Quidsi unit today unveiled yet another niche e-commerce site, this time going after those who purchase natural, organic and sustainably-made products. The Vine.com, as the new site is known, Jersey City, New Jersey-based Quidsi last month launched a new sports and activities site called AfterSchool.com, designed to outfit kids with the sports, dance and art supplies. It… Read More