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Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

Posted in Apps, Consumers, interactive advertising, internet, online marketing, Retail, social media, Uncategorized, world wide web with tags , , , , on March 20, 2019 by gadler

Instagram took a big step on Tuesday in its evolution into an online shopping destination, and for once, Amazon finds itself looking up from a position of weakness.

Instagram announced that users of the photo-sharing app will for the first time be able to start making purchases of some products directly within the app, capping off the social network’s multi-year flirtation with becoming a real player in online shopping. Big-name retailers like Nike and Zara, as well as younger brands like Outdoor Voices and Warby Parker, are among the 20-plus companies participating in the initial rollout.

Instagram has already proven to be a platform — thanks in large part to its visual nature — where the best consumer brands can do what they do best: get new people to discover their products and inspire shoppers to covet their wares.

— Read on www.recode.net/2019/3/20/18271386/instagram-shopping-discovery-amazon-weakness-checkout

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Posted in app, Apps, digital media, Facebook, internet, Internet Activity & Sites, mobile, social media with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2018 by gadler

Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates.

  1. FaceDate
  2. “Clear History”
  3. Instagram video-chat and antibullying
  4. Reopening its app review process
  5. Oculus – on sale for $199
  6. Messenger simplifies and starts translation
  7. Introducing VR memories and 3D photos
  8. WhatsApp hits 450 MM stories users
  9. Sharing to Facebook and Instagram Stories from other apps
  10. Oculus TV

Here are details (thanks TechCrunch): 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1.

 

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