What is the reason for Instagram's December 12th special event?

What is the reason for Instagram's December 12th special event?
Instagram sent out an invitation to a mysterious event being held in New York City on December 12th. By itself, that isn't so strange. But when you consider that the invites were sent on paper through the regular snail mail, speculation grows that the event will have something to do with printing. Other invitations included a picture printed on a block of wood with a hanger on the back so that it could be hung up on the wall. It is possible that Instagram could be offering a promotion just in time for the holiday shopping season.

If Instagram is planning on offering physical reproductions of subscriber's photos, they will have to take on companies that already offer such pictures on various media like canvas, glass and wood. At least one company offers marshmallows with your Instagram picture printed on it.

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom will be hosting the event on December 12th, which will take place at 10am EST. Facebook has been seeking ways to monetize its whale of a purchase, and ads have started running on the site. Another possibility is that after having a $3 billion offer from Facebook for Snapchat allegedly turned down by CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel, Facebook is going to hit Snapchat right where it hurts by using Instagram to start a competing service that will offer messages that self-destruct.

We should know what Instagram's big event will be about by this time next week. Try to hold on until then.


source: TechCrunch

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12 Comments

9. Ishmeet

Posts: 111; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Before they do anything else, I would first request them to at least do something about their android app. It seriously looks like the old ios, and not much is given to android app like the ios one. at least they could have given cinema stabilization or some other features to take advantage of android.

11. siraj989

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

Instagrma is IOS baby boy

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Every Android app looks like old WinMo apps.. As a matter of fact Android looks like Windows Mobile.. Lol❕

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

instagram for PC

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Maybe a W8 app...

3. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Their going to say that WP is the only platform that they will be supporting from this point on... Lol❕

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Uhhh.. They're❔

5. NedStarkLeMadrilene

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

Lmao! That will be very funny though

10. siraj989

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

huh,hope so

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

An Instagram phone?

2. mad_bro

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

yow mad_go!

8. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Snapchat like personal messages!

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