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    Was reading this article, Instagram not on Windows Phone devices, because the CEO of Instagram 'hates' Microsoft? it seems to suggest the CEO of instagram hates microsoft and thats why has no plans to release an app? Ive never used instagram but i understand how important it is for wp itself to get an instagram app, if that really is the reason.. seems a bit childish


    Feel like wpcentral should get together and bombard instagrams twitter ._.

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    oh also came across this
    http://www.change.org/petitions/inst...dows-phone-8-2
    but i doubt it makes a difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamzie11 View Post
    http://www.soletopia.com/wp-content/...en-580x435.jpg

    Was reading this article, Instagram not on Windows Phone devices, because the CEO of Instagram 'hates' Microsoft? it seems to suggest the CEO of instagram hates microsoft and thats why has no plans to release an app? Ive never used instagram but i understand how important it is for wp itself to get an instagram app, if that really is the reason.. seems a bit childish


    Feel like wpcentral should get together and bombard instagrams twitter ._.

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    oh also came across this
    http://www.change.org/petitions/inst...dows-phone-8-2
    but i doubt it makes a difference
    We don't have any official Google apps for the exact same reason. Except the Google CEOs vendetta against MS is actually quite public...
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    Quote Originally Posted by freestaterocker View Post
    We don't have any official Google apps for the exact same reason. Except the Google CEOs vendetta against MS is actually quite public...
    I never will understand Google's belidgerance. P**s off Apple and Microsoft really doesn't sound like a great strategy in the tech industry to me...they have some good allies, yes, but they really aren't helping themselves...
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    Do you guys think microsoft should retaliate and block their services from android phones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamzie11 View Post
    Do you guys think microsoft should retaliate and block their services from android phones?
    Instagram isn't coming to Windows Phone so Microsoft should block their services on Android phones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewkeith5 View Post
    I never will understand Google's belidgerance. P**s off Apple and Microsoft really doesn't sound like a great strategy in the tech industry to me...they have some good allies, yes, but they really aren't helping themselves...
    Larry Page couldn't afford MS Office in college
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    Quote Originally Posted by Letros View Post
    Larry Page couldn't afford MS Office in college
    Or a Mac, evidently!

    I don't think I've ever spent more than 50 on Microsoft Office....there's always been some student/employee offer going on, last license I bought was 2010 Professional Plus for 8.99...

    Quote Originally Posted by hamzie11 View Post
    Do you guys think microsoft should retaliate and block their services from android phones?
    I think the only real impact they could have with this is banning apps from reading Office documents, it's an option but I wouldn't want to have to deal with the fallout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarmalik2011 View Post
    Instagram isn't coming to Windows Phone so Microsoft should block their services on Android phones?
    Read the whole thread
    Specifically the posts above mine
    Quote Originally Posted by andrewkeith5 View Post
    Or a Mac, evidently!

    I don't think I've ever spent more than 50 on Microsoft Office....there's always been some student/employee offer going on, last license I bought was 2010 Professional Plus for 8.99...



    I think the only real impact they could have with this is banning apps from reading Office documents, it's an option but I wouldn't want to have to deal with the fallout!

    I do!
    I dont get why microsoft is playing nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamzie11 View Post
    I do!
    I dont get why microsoft is playing nice
    Really? You don't? How about the ~70% market share that Android has? You think Microsoft will just shut off their services from 70% of mobile users?
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    See instagram is another social network and yes wp needs it,but dont whine and stir rumours.
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    I still expect to see it fairly soon. Microsoft and Nokia will be listening, and no doubt trying to bring it over. With WP8 being c++ it really wouldn't take too much effort to port it over and tweak the UI. Once instagram start monetizing the social network theres really no reason why they wouldn't want to be on every platform!
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    Microsoft made a lot of enemies over the years and had always been in a position of power. Now that others are in a position of power they are making MS pay. This would all change if they had more marketshare, but nobody in the tech world is interested in doing any favors for MS.
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    Is there anything in writing that says the CEO at Instagram hates Microsoft? Or is this just speculation for speculation sake?
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    I have been wondering what are the reasons behind it. Truth is Windows Phone isn't big enough for likes of Instagram to have to port their app, yet you got likes of Nokia and Microsoft that would likely be ready to pay to make the app. Like Nokia did for Angry Birds on their own Maemo OS, before the game even came to Android.
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    The answer could be as simple as this – ‘The CEO and co-founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, hates Microsoft’. Now hate is quite a strong word, but if he really truly does hate Microsoft, he could very well be the reason why Microsoft can’t claim to have Instagram on their Operating System. That, added to a rather small market share for the WP OS (as compared to iOS and Android) means that Windows Phone users may continue to wait for some time. Of course, it might not be that Kevin hates ‘Microsoft’ as a whole, but it could potentially be Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft. Everyone know’s that Ballmer is a very passionate about Microsoft, thought he isn’t the most tactful person in the world. He may very well come off as boisterous and his proudness may be mistaken for arrogance. Or maybe Microsoft didn’t hire him when he was younger? Of course, we’re just dabbling in our own thoughts here, because the truth is we do not know what exactly about Microsoft Kevin hates.

    You may be asking yourself how we came to know about this? Anyone who reads Techin5 knows we really don’t dabble in ‘rumors’, and we most certainly don’t consider this to be a rumor. Well we received a tip from a very reliable source (someone who is ‘in the know’, that someone from the Nokia camp dropped this bit of ‘news’. It’s as close to official we can get as this stage folks, without it officially being.. er.. official.
    There is however a silver lining to this story, in that Facebook have recently bought Instragram, as most of you are aware. To top that off, Microsoft actually owns 1.3% of Facebook which may not seem like much, but in reality it’s enough for Microsoft to drop some subtle hints off with Zuckerberg and co to filter down the Food Chain...
    Who knows what the truth is, but I'm sure Instagram will come eventually. Maybe not right away like how a lot of us WP8 users hope, but I think it'll happen. Someone will push, and it'll have to happen or some stuff may go down.
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    I wish CEOs of multinational corporations grew up and not acted like school boys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdul Rahman Noor View Post
    I wish CEOs of multinational corporations grew up and not acted like school boys.
    I second that
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    Not sure it has anything to do with anyone 'hating' anyone.
    Native Instagram App Is Not Coming to BlackBerry 10 - John Paczkowski and Mike Isaac - Mobile - AllThingsD


    And doesn't Facebook own Instagram? Facebook just bought an online advertising platform, Atlas, from Microsoft. So maybe there's not too much hating going on. Too bad MS didn't negotiate an Instagram app for wp8 as part of that deal, there's a lost opportunity. Facebook snags Microsoft's Atlas to boost ad sales | Microsoft - CNET News
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    I was reading this article Why Teens Are Tiring of Facebook and it provided some insight as to why Instagram is so popular. According to the author, teens and tweens flocked to the app because they recognized that Instagram was a social networking app that their parents were not on. Many parents think Instagram is a camera app and don't monitor it like a Facebook account. Teens are fickle of course, so Instagram may drop in popularity as they migrate to the next cool thing.
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    That's pretty much what I've been thinking, I don't really understand why everyone seems sooo upset over WP8 lack of instagram app. It's for tween girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M L View Post
    That's pretty much what I've been thinking, I don't really understand why everyone seems sooo upset over WP8 lack of instagram app. It's for tween girls.
    Especially with the new 720, this is exactly the group that Nokia is targeting, So no, I dont think they can just neglect instagram with its 100 milliion (?) users
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    I can appreciate Google's stance as Microsoft is a direct competitor in every single space they occupy. So I see Google's tactics as strategic, albeit annoying.

    But the CEO of Instagram hating Microsoft is pathetic. What kind of an ***** takes such a personal stance against a corporation that presumably hasn't personally wronged him? Not only that, but Microsoft has indirectly contributed to much of his success. If I had to guess, I'd say he's one of these guys who has an irrational love of everything Apple and with always comes the apparent need to hate everything Microsoft. I've encountered way too many of these kinds of people in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M L View Post
    That's pretty much what I've been thinking, I don't really understand why everyone seems sooo upset over WP8 lack of instagram app. It's for tween girls.
    I agree - I couldn't care less for instagram myself but then I don't care about Facebook either.
    The problem is, a lot of people seem to - more than one should choose to ignore if they want to grow their platform.
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    Its just speculations by the writer, meaning "not to be taken seriously". I wouldn't exactly call it an article since it has no proof to the writer's claims (that Instagram hates MS), its more like a blog post, or a rant.
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    I don't know about this article, but it is interesting that Nokia just launched a Windows Phone app called #2InstaWithLove intended to get Windows Phone users to show "Instagram just how passionate the Windows Phone community are". The app filters photos and gets you to promote them on social media, and they will be streamed on Nokia's site, 2instawithlove.com The app is in the Windows Phone store right now for Nokia users.

    This looks to me like a marketing ploy to build momentum for an announcement of a Nokia-exclusive Instragram app coming SOON!
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