Lauren Goode

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Photo-Filter Hounds, Rejoice! Instagram Is Coming to Android.

Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing app that has racked up around 14 million followers in the year since it launched, has always been an iPhone-only app — until now. CNET, The Verge and other outlets report that Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed yesterday, at the LeWeb conference in Paris, that he has dedicated staff working on an app for the Google Android mobile platform. He didn’t say exactly when the app would hit the Android Market, but said that he’s “excited to see our numbers today nearly double” when it does.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald