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Instagram enables photo and video embedding to spread its content across the web

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Instagram has just announced that all public photos and videos posted by its users are now embeddable anywhere on the web where HTML is supported, a move that should make Instagram content far more visible across the internet. When viewing an Instagram photo or video through the web interface, you’ll see a new “share” button that pulls up an embed code you can drop into any site that supports HTML. Instagram says only publicly-shared photos will have the “share” option, and the embedded content links back to the original photographer’s Instagram page. It sounds like this feature will only be available when viewing photos on the web; there won’t be any easy way to grab an embed code from your phone.

Instagram said that this was the app’s…

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HBO Go enables AirPlay and ‘will get’ to Apple TV, but still just for cable subscribers

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Eric Kessler, President of HBO, has just announced that the company is finally adding support for AirPlay to its HBO Go iOS app, and Cinemax’s MAX GO app as well — both are available in the iTunes App Store right now. Kessler also said that he expects that he’ll be getting on Apple TV eventually — as part of a larger trend of HBO trying to get on as many different devices as possible. HBO Go is apparently enough for the company to feel current — not opening up to earlier windows for purchasing shows or selling HBO content separate from cable subscriptions. “We never want to become your father’s Oldsmobile,” Kessler says, saying that HBO Go keeps the company up with the times. There’s certainly room to grow, as HBO Go only…

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Sonos enables AirPlay-like streaming with latest update

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Sonos software update (version 3.8.3) is now available, allowing music stored on iOS devices to be streamed directly to the company’s speakers. While that sounds like AirPlay, it’s not. Instead it’s a direct device-to-speaker solution for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users running iOS 6 in homes with a proprietary SonosNet audio network. After updating, the free iOS Sonos Controller app will show a new This iPhone menu item allowing you to find just the right track to play from your device’s local storage.

Whereas some thought that AirPlay signaled the end of proprietary music streaming solutions like Sonos, the company has continued to thrive, even embracing AirPlay integration via a rather cumbersome setup process that requires a $ 99…

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Google Play Music enables scan and match in Europe ahead of US launch

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Google Music went live in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain this week, bringing the company up to speed with the likes of Amazon and Apple by allowing users to purchase songs and albums while also offering a digital locker service. On top of that, Google’s earlier content deal with Warner Music also went into effect.

The most intriguing feature of the launch, though, was the promise of not just a digital locker for music collections, but also a scan and match service that would rival Apple and Amazon. Both companies charge customers $ 25 per year to scan their music collections and make available comparable copies in the cloud, yet Google piqued interest with information that its own scan and match service would be free while…

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