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Vine Swings to Top of App Store

4pm’s Latest News on the App Scene

No other non-game app was downloaded more than Vine in June, according to an app ranker.

Vine spent more than six seconds in social media heaven in June, assuming the coveted position of the most downloaded application on Apple’s App Store for the month, when excluding games.

Twitter-owned Vine, which launched on iPhone in January, is a video application for shooting and sharing GIF-like, 6-second clips that play on repeat. The application pioneered an original video format that lets mobile users weave together bits of clips — until Instagram came along with a similar offering.

But Vine is doing more than fine if application downloads are any indication. The nascent video service beat out YouTube and Snapchat to become the most downloaded non-game application on Apple’s App Store in June. Instagram, meanwhile, was the fifth most-downloaded app for the month, occupying the same spot it held in the previous month.Software for Estate Agents

App Annie does not report actual download numbers, but the service’s monthly rankings have Vine moving up the leader board from the fourth most-downloaded non-game app to the top spot in a single month. The momentum suggests that Vine is picking up steam and new users, despite stiff competition from the immensely popular Instagram, which now has more than 130 million active users.

Vine had 13 million registered users as of early June, prior to its arrival on Android.

Will you be swinging from the Vine or is it just the latest trend? Let us at 4pm know what you think,

New video sharing element on Instagram

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Kevin Systrom, the co-founder of Instagram, announced during Facebook`s media event last Friday(21/06) that the service will from now on also feature a video sharing element. He said the new service would include everything their fans know and love about Instagram, but it moves.
To explain this step he said that in order to capture the world`s beautiful moments, a picture is often not sufficient. Since Friday the social media now includes a video camera icon on the capture screen.

Even though the new service does not have the same looping feature as Vine, you can still record videos in installments. Furthermore, there are 13 different filter effects available. Pretty cool eh? 4pm would like to hear your thoughts on Instagrams new feature?

 

Americas next “DOG” Model

With the economy the way it is nowadays, we all like to treat ourselves to something special every now and again. I know I love nothing but a new set of clothes.

I’ve often wondered though if we show signs of animalistic behaviour once in a while, do animals show signs of human behaviour? I mean we’ve all seen the countless home videos of cats and dogs “talking” but what if they went one step further and actually started DRESSING like us too! Seems a tad bit crazy if you ask me!

Apparently not for some people! We’d like to introduce you to the biggest name in dog modelling today, Menswear Dog! Unfortunately he wasn’t available for an interview as he has numerous “pet conferences” and “toto shoots” on his agenda! However he did send us a couple of his own private collection along with a short note about himself!

Quote ” Hi lady’s and tramps, I’m a 3 year old Shiba Inu living in NYC with a panache for all things style. My interests include never washing my selvage denim, lurking around Soho for someone to notice my steez, and sniffing around the finest neighbourhoods known to dogkind!”

He also asked for us to promote his Instagram, where you can see all the latest styles and trends. You can see more of him by searching: mensweardog

I guess it’s true when people say, every dog has his day!

Remember to check out our blog every Friday for the latest in weird and wacky news from around the world. Thanks for reading!

IP rights lost from January 2013 for Instagram Users – POLICY NOW QUASHED :)

We thought we should spread the word after Instagram stated they have the right to sell their users images without remuneration or consent. This has caused public outrage as  privacy rights are  clearly being disregarded.

This new Intellectual property policy comes into force on January 16th 2013 and the only way to protect your photos is to delete your account.

 

Facebook claims the perpetual right to license all public Instagram photos to companies or any other organisation. This would include advertising purposes, which would effectively transform the Web site into the world’s largest stock photo agency.

This is outrageous as we feel this dilutes Instagram users’ fundamental commercial and moral rights.

The good news, as reported in the  Metro Herald the above is no longer going to happen as a result of public uproar.

I have included the article below:

“INSTAGRAM has backed down over plans to sell  users’ pictures to advertisers. The Facebook-owned  photo-sharing website will modify its terms and conditions following a backlash across social media. In a blog post titled ‘Thank you, and we’re listening’, co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company had heard ‘loud and clear’ from ‘confused and upset’ users.The move follows yesterday’s Metro Herald report that the site had updated its legal small print to claim rights to any images and sell them to businesses  without users’ consent.Mr Systrom said the changes were intended to show Instagram wanted to experiment with innovative advertising, but was interpreted that it was going to sell photos without any compensation. ‘This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing.’ He added: ‘Instagram users  own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this 
has changed.’ Instagram, which has more than 30 million users uploading about 5 million images a day, was bought by Facebook for €530 million in April.The U-turn came after celebrities, including popstar  Pink, urged fans on Twitter to boycott the app.”

Here at 4pm we are delighted that Kevin Systrom from Instagram listened to the public voice

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