On this June 21, there is plenty of non-Apple news. Here’s a daily look at the world of technology.
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Instagram hits a major milestone
There are now 500 million Instagram users who use the photo-sharing site monthly, according to Forbes. According to CEO Kevin Systrom, “It’s grown to be very global, which I believe comes from the fact that images are a universal language.”
First introduced in 2010, Instagram was purchased by Facebook less than two years later for $1 billion.
Big updates from Adobe
Adobe has announced some big software updates for its Creative Cloud desktop products. The changes mostly affect Adobe Stock and Adobe Photoshop. The San Jose, California-based company has yet to announce whether the changes are also arriving on the company’s iOS products.
Misfit announces the Speedo Shine
Just in time for summer, Misfit has announced a new Shine tracking device. The Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer’s Edition can be clipped to a swimsuit or snapped inside a plastic band you wear on your waist.
The new Shine is available to pre-order for $119.99.
Tencent has bought Clash of Clans maker Supercell for … $8.6 billion.
Also being discussed on this Tuesday:
Today, June 21 is Go Skate Day and International Yoga Day.
Now through June 26 is London Technology Week.
Rewind: In 1834, Cyrus McCormick patented the reaping machine.
Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- Live Video Comes to Tumblr, Fast Company
- A Remote Control Ball Might Be the Most Enjoyable Way to Learn to Code, Gizmodo
- Twitter is making a huge video push — and tweaking Vine’s six second limit in the process, Re/Code
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