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Instagram Gets Updated For iPhone 5′s 4-inch Screen And iOS 6 ©

 DARRELL ETHERINGTON

The new big happy Facebook family is certainly on the ball with iPhone 5, delivering and update not only for its own app, but also one for new subsidiary Instagram designed to work on the new iPhone and iOS 6. The update now ensures that you’ll be able to check out your photos using the iPhone 5′s full 4-inches of glory.

Use of the larger screen doesn’t bring any major interface changes to the table: you’ll just see more of your feed at once. Would’ve been nice to see some additional use of the extra space, but at least the app, which is all about a pleasant viewing experience, isn’t letterboxed anymore. You’ll also get a new onboarding process for new users, useful if you’re just picking it up for the first time, as well as better password recovery options. It’s available now as a free update from the App Store.


Pinstagram Turns Instagram Into Pinterest

For some reason or another, Instagram has yet to release a web-based interface for its billion-dollar social network. No worries, though—a bunch of companies have already picked up the slack. One of our favorites isStatigram. There’s now a new one called Pinstagram that, as you can guess, takes the format everyone’s recent favorite photo-sharing site. You know how we feel about Pinterest, but we can’t front—this is a great way to view Instagram.

[via FWD]

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CBS SUES ABC You’ll PAY for Ripping Off ‘Big Brother’

BREAKING NEWS

CBS wasn’t bluffing … ’cause the network has made good on its threat to sue ABC over an upcoming reality show which CBS claims is a blatant rip off of “Big Brother” … and it’s NASTY.

As we previously reported, CBS fired off a cease-and-desist letter to ABC last week … claiming “Glass House” is “strikingly” similar to “Big Brother” — a bunch of people living in a house and competing for prizes.

Now, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in L.A., CBS states, “If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then CBS should take pride in ABC’s latest reality television project, ‘Life in a Glass House.'”

In the suit, CBS refers to “Glass House” as a “carbon copy” of “Big Brother” — and calls ABC’s decision to green light the show an “obvious attempt … to capitalize on its unique success.”

CBS claims its trying to stop ABC from committing a blatant theft of its copyrightable expression, trade secrets and other confidential information.

CBS also claims ABC has hired at least 19 former “BB” staffers to work on “Glass House” — and believes the employees are actively disclosing CBS’s trade secrets and confidential information to produce the show. CBS also believes at least one “Glass House” exec has been trying to poach current “BB” employees.

CBS wants at least 3 former high level “Big Brother” employees who signed with “Glass House” to fork over $500,000 EACH for allegedly violating a confidentiality agreement they had with CBS.

CBS is also suing ABC for unspecified damages.

Stay tuned.

[TMZ]


Are you smart enough to work at Google? Fiendishly difficult questions from the world’s toughest © job interviews

Writer William Goldstone has compiled many of the world’s mind-bendingly difficult interview questions in a new book.

How do you get a giraffe in a fridge? An odd interview question

How do you get a giraffe in a fridge? An odd interview question

The world’s jobs market is hyper-competitive. In Britain alone, with 2.67million unemployed, there are six people for every vacancy.

So it’s no surprise that the most sought-after firms are going to extraordinary lengths to find the right staff – by posing fiendishly ­challenging conundrums to sort the creative thinking wheat from the ­unimaginative chaff.

The big firms don’t just want the best qualified and most intelligent, they want the most innovative too.

The Bank of America has asked candidates: “If you were a cartoon character, which one would you be and why?” And healthcare giant Johnson and Johnson questioned: “What colour best represents your personality?”

Google founder Larry Page revealed: “We do go out of our way to recruit people who are a little different.”

Now writer William Goldstone has compiled many of the mind-bending questions – and the often surprising answers – in new book, Are You Smart Enough To Work At Google?

The book is out now priced £12.99

The book is out now priced £12.99

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The billion dollar app: Facebook buys Instagram just 18 months after photo-sharing service launched

The internet giant will hand over a combination of cash and shares for Instagram, which only has 10 staff

Big deal: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Big deal: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook has paid $1bn to buy Instagram – just 18 months after the photo-sharing service launched.

The internet giant will hand over a combination of cash and shares for Instagram in its biggest-ever deal.

San Francisco-based Instagram only employs around 10 employees, who will transfer to working for Facebook.

The Instagram app, which is available for iPhone and Android phones, is particularly popular for its digital filters, which give photos a retro look.

Its 30 million registered users can share and comment on photos, which has turned it into a rival social network to Facebook.

The new owners have vowed to keep Instagram as a separate service rather than integrate it wholesale into Facebook.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement: “We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience.

“We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.”

Meanwhile Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said he was “psyched” to be joining Facebook and added: “It’s important to be clear that Instagram is not going away.

“We’ll be working with Facebook to evolve Instagram and build the network.”

Instagram won Apple’s App of the Year at the end of 2011.

mirror.co.uk


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