Wake Up Round Up: Instagram Map Will Turn The Photo App Into A Media Company

“With more than 85 million customers and climbing (it more than doubled its Apple-only user base after opening the app to Google‘s Android platform), Instagram is on its way to turning your iPhone into a window to the world. As millions of users snap away with their smartphones, Instagram could become a real time Google Streetview, but better–it will get you off the street and into homes, bars and stadiums. As the platform continues to grow it will one day be possible to tap the map and check out a party in South Beach, a powder day in Aspen or third baseline seats at the World Series. And Instagram will move a step past paradise pics to act as important witness to world events–think protests, scandals and sieges. Transparency is a powerful weapon against tyrants.” [Forbes]

Is Carine Roitfeld the world's chicest mother? [Telegraph]

Want that photo of you doing a keg stand deleted from Facebook forever? Here's how: [Mashable]

Julian Assange asserts that journalism needs to be independent. [BBC]

Du Jour, the latest luxury print and digital publication launched by Jason Binn, hits the internet. [Du Jour]

“After nearly a month of testimony in the legal dogfight between Apple and Samsung over patents, the two parties are expected to make their closing arguments on Tuesday. It will then be up to jurors to hash out which Apple patents, if any, Samsung stepped on when it created devices that compete with the iPhone and iPad.” [New York Times]

If you live in NYC, this “hail a cab” app might be your savior. [Complex]

“eBay is well-known for being the destination of fashion conscious deal seekers looking to score a steal on everything from luxury fashion to fashionable essentials. Now, the online marketplace is taking its involvement on the fashion scene to a whole new level with its partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC) by sponsoring the Fashion Forward initiative.” [The Genteel]

[Image credit: Hedi Slimane for New York magazine]


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  1. Raymond

    That was just happening like crazy this weenekd when I was with family I don’t see very often! It actually doesn’t bother me too much because the things I have as “off-limits” on the blog are also things I don’t talk about openly IRL either, if that makes sense.