“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” - Lao Tzu [photo & quote courtesy of @shepshots on Instagram]
Tencent’s WeChat has become the fifth most used smarphone app in the world, according to GlobalWebIndex, with more users than the popular social media apps Twitter, Skype, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Ranking before WeChat are two major social media platforms Facebook and Google+, and the video site YouTube, with the must-have Google Maps topping the list http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2013/08/wechat-now-the-5th-most-used-app/
"Instagram today is very popular among luxury brands. According to Interbrand, 40 percent of the most popular brands in the world are active today on Instagram, including: Tiffany & Co, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, and Dolce & Gabanna." #instagram #socialmedia #gucci #tiffanys #dolcegabbana #armani #bigdata
Apple is working on a significant upgrade to its iCloud service that it will introduce at the company’s World Wide Developers Conference in June, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing unnamed sources. http://www.wired.com/cloudline/2012/05/apple-eyes-instagram
Kellogg's recently employed what it describes as the world's first "Instashop." At marketing events in Stockholm, Sweden, the company let customers "buy" a box of Special K with a hashtagged Instagram photo. The promotion was designed to drive awareness and sales of a new Special K formula, featuring more whole grains, being introduced in Scandinavia and other European markets. Special K is Sweden's best-selling cereal, according to Kellogg.
WhatsApp to hit BlackBerry 10 app store 'this week' - full Arabic support The ultra-popular messaging app 'WhatsApp' is set to launch on the BlackBerry 10 operating system this week, according to BlackBerry execs in Dubai - with full Arabic language support. While the new BlackBerry 10 OS launched with upwards of 70,000 apps in its BlackBerry World app store, many big names, such as Instagram, Mailbox and others, have been left out.