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The Future is now. We may not be traveling in flying cars yet but the world is changing every year. The iPhone which was discovered in 2007, functions as a TV, Photo Camera, Video camera, notebook, gps system, alarm clock, radio, phone and more. We can catch a ride with a stranger to any destination in any city with the help of Uber (founded 2009) or Lyft (launched 2012). Instagram (founded in 2010) serves as a digital photo album for its 500 million daily active users. CD’s and DVD’s no longer are in rotation due to Netflix streaming, Spotify (founded 2006), Pandora and Tidal. You can rent a room or home to stay in from a stranger around the world with AirBnB (founded 2008). Youtube (founded 2006) gives anybody the opportunity to create their own TV Station/Network. The world has changed in less than 20 years. Just imagine what the future may bring.

What will be the new creations or ideas of the future?

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Instagram now has 150 million monthly active users with more than 60% of them residing outside of the United States. At last tally in June, the app had 130 million monthly active users. In February, the company reached the 100 million monthly active-users milestone.

Instagram, which Facebook acquired in 2012, added video capabilities to its popular photo-sharing app in June. Celebrities and brands quickly latched onto the new feature. Soon, pop star Justin Bieber became the first Instagram user to earn 1 million Likes on a video post.

As of April, nearly half of Instagram’s users are Android users. Instagram launched in late 2010 for iOS users and made the service available for Android users in April 2012.

Comparatively, rival service Vine has 40 million registered users — not to be confused with active users — as of last month.

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Facebook’s Instagram photo sharing service has been hit with what appears to be the first civil lawsuit to result from changed service terms that prompted howls of protest last week.

In a proposed class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court on Friday, a California Instagram user leveled breach of contract and other claims against the company. Read More

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Facebook values Instagram at $1 billion and LinkedIn (LNKD) has a market cap of $10 billion.

Twitter claims it is worth $8 billion. So where does that leave the new kid on the block Pinterest? Well, it looks like you can pin $7.7 billion on your Pinterest board.

Pinterest is important because the traffic is growing and statistics are impressive. It is known for its magazine quality images. Pinterest is to artful images what Twitter is to artful words. What’s more, Pinterest appeals to college-educated females between the ages of 25 to 44. A sweet demographic known for its spending decisions and habits.
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