Your Instagram selfies could land you a place in the Miss USA contest

Miss USA is heading to Instagram and Twitter in search of a 52nd contestant for its 2016 beauty pageant. For the first time in history, the public will also be able to vote to select the new candidate via Twitter and the Miss USA website.

Instagram is set to turn a huge profit for Facebook this year

Instagram is set to have a huge year, according to analysts at Credit Suisse. The popular photo-sharing app is projected to generate a massive profit for its parent company Facebook, thanks to its advertising strategy.
Movies & TV

A guest at the hotel that inspired The Shining shares a ghostly photo

Perhaps all work and no play has Henry Yau seeing things that aren't there, or perhaps ghosts really do roam the lobby of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining.
Social Media

Report: CIA funding social media surveillance and data-mining companies

A new report claims the CIA is funding social media surveillance and data-mining companies that specialize in tracking Twitter and Instagram, as it looks to integrate their tools into its intelligence capabilities.
Social Media

Instagram’s ‘Explore’ grid now shows extra love to video

Instagram is pushing deeper into video, on Thursday rolling out an update to showcase the content in new channels – "videos you might like" and "featured" – in the app's Explore grid.
The Manual

Menlook, A French Menswear Retailer, Turns Instagram Trend Into Stylish TV Advert

Menlook's new television campaign draws inspiration from a popular Instagram trend: the #flatlay.

Who's keeping your data safe? With bug bounties, it's would-be hackers

Bug bounty hunters want to make the iInternet safe for everyone in exchange for cold hard cash, but are these programs everything they're cracked up to be?

Working like a dog: Instagram’s popular pups bank up to $3,000 per post

It's a dog's life. Popular Instagram accounts dedicated to dogs are generating thousands of dollars in advertising revenue for their owners, thanks to a new talent agency devoted to securing brand partnerships for social media canines.
DT Daily

New ‘Vivaldi’ web browser debuts, does it have a chance? 2:32

There’s a new browser out today called Vivaldi, and it sort of goes in the opposite direction of current browser trends. Plus: a smarter-than-ever drone and a woman's Instagram account gets frozen due to a cake photo.

Instagram disables a mom’s account for posting this photo of a cake

Instagram clearly needs to sort out its breast-detecting algorithms. The photo-sharing service, which doesn't do nudity, recently disabled the account of a British mom when its robocops decided her photo of a cake looked too much like a…

Instagram’s rich kids are revealing their super-rich parents’ hidden assets

Instagram's rich kids are unknowingly helping investigators seize their super-rich parents' hidden assets, worth millions of dollars, thanks to their lavish social media posts, according to a new report.
Movies & TV

NBC’s Today to engage fans with new Facebook Live Video booth, Instagram Mini Room

NBC's Today show is turning to social media to engage fans in new ways. The talk show has unveiled its new Facebook Live Video booth and Instagram Mini Room, where hosts and guests will be able to share behind-the-scenes video and photos.