Instagram’s user base jumps up another 10 million, MegaUpload’s user data is still safe, and YouTube adds 20 new countries to its YouTube Partner Program.
- Instagram’s User Count Now at 40 Million, Saw 10 Million New Users in Last 10 Days: Instagram’s less than stellar Android app and $1 billion buyout from Facebook hasn’t slowed down the startup’s user base: in fact, all of the press regarding Instagram seems to have increased it. How much exactly? 10 million in 10 days. According to Tech Crunch, it took Facebook four years to hit approximately 100 million users, and at this rate, Instagram is on track to shattering that number. [Tech Crunch]
- Judge Wants MegaUpload User Data Preserved For Now: It’s not a decisive win for those that are wanting access to their MegaUpload-uploaded data again, but it’s not a loss either. Today, MegaUpload’s lead attorney Ira Rothken asked Judge Liam O’Grady to instruct all parties interested in MegaUpload’s data to take a step back and begin negotiating as to what the right course of action actually is. O’Grady obliged Rothken, and sent all parties with an interest in the data to a magistrate judge known for his abilities to solve disagreements. Thus, the MegaUpload user data is safe (at least for now). [CNET]
- Being a YouTube Creator Just Got Even More Rewarding: If you have always wanted to use your videos as an extra source of income, now may be your chance. Yesterday, YouTube announced that it has updated the eligibility of its YouTube Partner Program to 20 extra countries. For the new countries (YouTube names them on their blog post), you can now earn income via your views by monetizing your uploaded videos. [YouTube]
- Facebook Tests New Way to Let Users Know Which Links Come From Social Readers and Whether Their Activity Will be Shared: Facebook is currently testing a new feature that will allow users to know all about their social reader privacy settings before they click links that could end up being shared on their profiles. [Inside Facebook]