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Instagram to roll out better third party access controls
Instagram has created a way for users to manage all third party services connected to their account
Looking for love? Facebook gets in on the dating game
Facebook is trying to downplay the whole idea of Tinder-like swipes, and instead it’s promoting the idea of creating ‘meaningful relationships through things people have in common, like interests and groups.
Retailers must prepare for social media revolution
Retailers need to ensure their back end operations are fit for purpose if they want to cash in on Instagram.
Who's watching you?
With privacy an increasing concern amongst the public, users should be more aware than ever of what personal data companies hold.
Instagram: The next big thing in online shopping?
This week Instagram announced a new feature called checkout, which allows users to buy products they find on Instagram.
Auckland digital agency Inbound picks up HubSpot award
“We would like to congratulate Inbound on achieving the Inbound Growth Story award for their region amongst their competition."
Social media cafes and bubble tea - 'Instagrammable spaces' are coming
Starting from the end of July, New Zealand will have its own new prototype ‘social media’ café designed specifically for social media lovers.
Why cybercriminals are corrupting popular social media platforms
Fraudsters are targeting legitimate social media platforms to create a new type of fraud market – one that has a global reach.
Is social media now almost impossible to monetise unless you’re an industry giant?
MarketLine asks whether a social media business model based on building popularity before monetisation is fundamentally flawed.
Kiwi artist features on the world’s biggest online art exhibition
Facebook and YouTube have a huge impact on our daily lives, it is thus only the natural progression that art would begin to reflect that...
Instagram update; replay and share your live stream
Instagram delivers on the long awaited replay feature for Instagram live
Oops, Turla did it again - hackers target Britney Spears' Instagram account
A backdoor trojan has been lurking in the comment sections of Britney Spears' Instagram posts and the hacking group Turla may be the culprit.
Week in review: The biggest stories that went down last week on NetGuide
We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.
Getting more Instagram followers? Could be a scam
Cybercriminals have been targeting Instagram users by luring them to install these apps, which claim to boost their Instagram followers.
Instagram loves New Zealand: Our most Instragrammed spots in 2016
“The photography skills of visitors and Kiwis on Instagram are quite remarkable – although they do have some pretty good landscapes to work with."
What is Boomerang? Instagram explains
Today, we’re introducing a few new tools to help you make your story even more fun.
Instagram to roll out online shopping platform
On a platform known for its power of mobile discovery, we’re excited to announce an easier experience to shop the products you love on Instagram.
New tools to keep your comments safe on Instagram
All different types of people - from diverse backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and more - call Instagram home.
The Instagram update we've all been waiting for
Over the past six months, there have been many changes and updates made to Instagram.
Symantec: How Instagram accounts were hacked & altered to promote adult dating spam
Symantec comments on the influx of fake Instagram profiles luring users to adult dating sites. Now Instagram's being hacked to promote adult spam.
Uh oh Instagram, what have you gone and done?
The new feature allows users to share every moment with photos and videos all appearing in a slideshow format. Hmm, feels a little like déjà vu..
Instagram - the history of half a billion
Launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app, Instagram became an immediate success and within two months there were already 1 million global users.
Instagram today - 500 million windows to the world
Within five and a half years the community has grown at an astounding rate and has more than doubled in the last two years.
New Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps coming to Windows 10
Microsoft recently announced a fleet of apps designed specifically for Windows 10 from the social media heavyweights.