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Instagram announces new long-form video platform.

Instagram is determined to capture every last second of your free time. The Facebook-owned social network on Wednesday announced IGTV, a new long-form video platform that will allow certain users to post videos up to an hour long. With IGTV, Instagram moves closer to taking on Google’s YouTube and Snapchat. “It’s mobile first, it’s simple...
Time: 21:37     Date: 20.06.2018
World Tech News: Instagram announces new long-form video platform. NY Post 24 - US News

The Facebook-owned social network on Wednesday announced IGTV, a new long-form video platform that will allow certain users to post videos up to an hour long.

With IGTV, Instagram moves closer to taking on Google’s YouTube and Snapchat.

“It’s mobile first, it’s simple and it’s quality,” Instagram Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said during an event unveiling the service.

The event was delayed by more than two hours due to technical issues.

All Instagram users will be able to post on IGTV vertical videos up to 10 minutes long — with only users with 10,000 or more followers able to take advantage of the 60-minute length.

Instagram previously capped video posts at 60 seconds.

The photo-sharing social network said that it doesn’t plan on producing its own content — but instead will rely on its “creators” — plus celebrities like Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian West and Kevin Hart — to make the app a draw.

Systrom has no current plans to sell advertising on IGTV but said ads would likely be added in the future.

“Right now we’re focused on building engagement, and there are no ads on IGTV,” he said. “But that’s obviously a very reasonable place to end up. There will be a way for creators to make a living.”

Systrom also revealed on Wednesday that Instagram now has 1 billion monthly active users — up from 800 million users last September.

“It’s incredible, and it’s something … I never thought would happen,” he said.

Shares of Facebook closed up 2.3 percent, at $202.

Tech

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Google workers reportedly tweaked algorithm for stories about immigration debate.
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Google admits it allows developers to collect Gmail data.
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Opinion

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This Supreme Court fight will only deepen our divisions.
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Democrats will exploit Kavanaugh’s accuser all the way to Election Day.
Are Senate Democrats really interested in learning the truth about the high-school sex-assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh?...

Living

US Living News: Dog owners share heartbreaking tales after alleged PetSmart grooming deaths. NY Post 24 - US News
Dog owners share heartbreaking tales after alleged PetSmart grooming deaths.
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US Living News: Researchers got octopuses high for science. NY Post 24 - US News
Researchers got octopuses high for science.
Scientists have finally answered a question that has confounded mankind for ages: What happens if you get an octopus high...
US Living News: Ex-beauty queen under fire for claims big game hunting helps conservation. NY Post 24 - US News
Ex-beauty queen under fire for claims big game hunting helps conservation.
A big game hunter and former beauty queen is facing backlash after she claimed in a television interview that hunting helps...
US Living News: Domino’s driver working multiple jobs gets $900 tip from church. NY Post 24 - US News
Domino’s driver working multiple jobs gets $900 tip from church.
A church group in Birmingham, Ala., pooled together a whopping $900 for their Domino’s delivery man, all because they thought...
US Living News: Cat ‘serial killer’ mystery has a surprise ending. NY Post 24 - US News
Cat ‘serial killer’ mystery has a surprise ending.
Curiosity didn’t kill these cats — but neither did a serial kitty killer. The deaths and decapitations of over 400 cats...
US Living News: This fossil could be one of the earliest known creatures. NY Post 24 - US News
This fossil could be one of the earliest known creatures.
Scientists say they’ve confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal....
US Living News: Airport sorry for telling girl her diabetes medication could ‘make the plane crash’. NY Post 24 - US News
Airport sorry for telling girl her diabetes medication could ‘make the plane crash’.
Manchester Airport in England has apologized to a family after a security staff member allegedly told a 13-year-old girl...
US Living News: Woman on vacation reportedly finds dead tortoise in her vagina. NY Post 24 - US News
Woman on vacation reportedly finds dead tortoise in her vagina.
A British woman has been questioned by police in Spain after doctors found a dead tortoise inside her vagina, according to...

Business

Last US Business News: Investor swears bitcoin will ‘grind back’. NY Post 24 - US News
Investor swears bitcoin will ‘grind back’.
Mike Novogratz swears bitcoin is the real deal — despite the cryptocurrency losing nearly 70 percent of its value since...
Last US Business News: Wells Fargo to shed 10 percent of its workers by 2021. NY Post 24 - US News
Wells Fargo to shed 10 percent of its workers by 2021.
Wells Fargo said Thursday it will shed as much as 10 percent of its workforce by 2021 as the bank struggles with continued...
Last US Business News: Tesla’s Model 3 wins perfect 5-star rating from US safety watchdog. NY Post 24 - US News
Tesla’s Model 3 wins perfect 5-star rating from US safety watchdog.
Tesla’s Model 3 sedan has been awarded a five-star rating by the US auto safety agency NHTSA in tests that are standard...
Last US Business News: Jobless claims post surprise drop, hit lowest levels since 1969. NY Post 24 - US News
Jobless claims post surprise drop, hit lowest levels since 1969.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting near a 49-year low in a sign...
Last US Business News: Stocks hit record highs on relief over China tariffs. NY Post 24 - US News
Stocks hit record highs on relief over China tariffs.
The Dow Industrial Average on Thursday became the last of the benchmark indexes to regain record territory, boosted by gains...
Last US Business News: Larry Fink blitzed by war protesters at conference. NY Post 24 - US News
Larry Fink blitzed by war protesters at conference.
BlackRock’s Larry Fink got blitzed by war protesters at a conference in New York Thursday. Moments after the head of the...
Last US Business News: Under Armour to cut 400 jobs. NY Post 24 - US News
Under Armour to cut 400 jobs.
Sportswear maker Under Armour will cut about 400 jobs, or 3 percent of its global workforce, as part of efforts to cut costs...
Last US Business News: Shocking report accuses Ticketmaster of colluding with scalpers. NY Post 24 - US News
Shocking report accuses Ticketmaster of colluding with scalpers.
Ticketmaster is essentially accused of colluding with scalpers — and collecting double fees in the process — in a bruising...

Metro

Metro News: Two people shot to death on Queens street. NY Post 24 - US News
Two people shot to death on Queens street.
Two people were killed and another seriously injured in a Queen shooting Friday morning, officials said. The shooting occurred...
Metro News: Infants among wounded in Queens day care stabbing. NY Post 24 - US News
Infants among wounded in Queens day care stabbing.
Three babies and two adults were injured after being stabbed in a private day care facility in Queens early Friday, officials...
Metro News: Cops hunt for perv who groped 9-year-old girl in Brooklyn. NY Post 24 - US News
Cops hunt for perv who groped 9-year-old girl in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn cops are on the hunt for a perv who groped a 9-year-old girl just a block away from an elementary school, authorities...
Metro News: 90-year-old man killed by luxury car in Brooklyn. NY Post 24 - US News
90-year-old man killed by luxury car in Brooklyn.
A 90-year-old man was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a car driven by a 29-year-old in southeast Brooklyn, police...
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Bigot prisoner allegedly strangled, crushed throat of black inmate.
A white inmate at an upstate prison, who was locked up on assault charges for attacking and threatening to “lynch”...
Metro News: Dog owners share heartbreaking tales after alleged PetSmart grooming deaths. NY Post 24 - US News
Dog owners share heartbreaking tales after alleged PetSmart grooming deaths.
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WFP leader says ‘we don’t need Cuomo’ after campaign mailer.
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Judge OKs DNA evidence in Queens jogger murder trial.
Forensic evidence linking a Brooklyn man to the murder and sex assault of a Queens jogger can be presented at trial, a Queens...

Sport

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