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Instagram Estimated to Generate $3.2 Billion in 2016
“After buying Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG now expect Facebook will get more than triple that price tag in revenue from the photo sharing app this year alone. ‘We are now forecasting $572.5 million and [circa] $3.2 billion in revenue contribution from Instagram in [the first quarter of 2016] and 2016, respectively,’ analysts led by Stephen Ju said in a recent note.”

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Snapchat Expands Face Swap Feature to the Camera Roll
“Snapchat launched a new version of its iOS application, allowing users to Face Swap with photos from their camera rolls. This update follows the launch of 3-D stickers on iOS earlier this month.The Face Swap feature already allowed users to swap their face with another person (or object) on the screen, but now users can also swap their face with one from a picture.”

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Pinterest Reinvents Itself with Engineering and Design Overhaul
“Nearly three dozen designers and engineers have spent the past several months tearing out the skeleton of Pinterest’s iOS app and rebuilding it. They’ve rethought its design, down to the font.”

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Pinterest Acquires ‘Curator,’ Snags New Design Lead (via Forbes)

Facebook Aims to Drive Down Tech Prices to Expand Its Reach (via New York Times)

A million people now access Facebook on the “dark web” every month (via QZ)

MTV reviving cult hit Cribs on Snapchat to reach younger audiences (via IBT)

Snapchat gives up on in-app purchases (via Biz Journals)

JC Penney and Pinterest Team Up to Target Moms at a Mall Near You (via AdAge)

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