Good Thursday to you, dear reader! Here are some of the tech stories we’re taking a look at this morning.
Instagram vs. YouTube is now a real thing
Instagram on Wednesday unveiled IGTV, a project that has been rumored for months. It will allow users to upload videos up to an hour in length instead of just the bite-sized morsels the Facebook-owned photo/video network is known for. That puts it in direct competition with Google’s YouTube. There’s a new app just for IGTV, but that content will also be viewable in the regular Instagram app. The social network also announced that is has grown to a billion users since it started in 2010. IGTV will roll out on Android and iOS over the next few weeks. You can watch a full IGTV-length video of the unveiling here.
Google Maps + Capital Metro is now a real-updated thing
Users on Reddit say they’ve noticed that Google Maps is now displaying real-time information about CapMetro bus routes. CapMetro has an open API for Google Maps and it looks like the interface is improving! We wrote about a pilot project CapMetro is doing to assist the blind with real-time routes and changes a few months ago.
Elon Musk alleges that sabotage is a real thing, not just a Beastie Boys song
A few days ago Tesla and Space-X head Elon Musk alleged that a former employee leaked sensitive company data in an act he called “Sabotage.” Yesterday, Tesla filed suit against Martin Tripp, a former Nevada employee, which is likely what he was talking about. The company claims Tripp also made false claims to the media.
Annoying gamers: definitely a real thing
From Smosh, “Every Gamer Ever.” Warning: some salty language.
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