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Instagram officially announces its new business tools
The company engaged with hundreds of businesses using its platform ahead of developing the tools in order to determine what needs were currently under-served. The business owners told Instagram they wanted better ways to help their profiles and posts stand out, tools that would let them understand their current and prospective customers and those that would help them acquire new customers.
This led to the creation of business profiles, Insights (analytics) and new tools to promote posts.

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Facebook Expands Ad Network to Non-Users
Facebook will now display ads to web users who are not members of its social network, the company announced Thursday, in a bid to significantly expand its online ad network. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Facebook will use cookies, “like” buttons, and other plug-ins embedded on third-party sites to track members and non-members alike.
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Twitter Updates Reply Feature and Media Posts
Twitter announced changes to what will count against the 140 character limit the platform is known for. First, by making it possible to retweet an @reply to have it appear in the main feed, users will never need to use “.@” again. Plus, media attachments like photos and video will no longer count against the number.
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More Headlines

4 Potential New Instagram Features Coming Soon via Adweek

Snapchat Valuation Nears $18 Billion (via WSJ)

How JCPenney And Pinterest Are Trying To Update The Humble Shopping Mall (via PSFK)

Flipboard confirms it will get cut off from Instagram after the feed API ends this month (via TechCrunch)

Twitter Partners with Spotify To Soundtrack Your Music Tweets With Audio Cards (via DigitalTrends)

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft agree to remove hate speech across the EU (via TechCrunch)

Katy Perry’s Twitter account—the biggest in the world—got hacked (via CNBC)

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