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The origin story of Blackbird, a startup that links travelers to planes and commercial pilots through an app, didn’t begin with air travel. It was prompted by car sickness. Blackbird CEO and founder Rudd Davis, who was getting his pilot’s license at the time, asked his flight instructor if he would fly his family to […]

It sure looks like Instagram is about to copy Pinterest’s collections

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Instagram is borrowing yet another idea from Pinterest.

According to Techcrunch, code hidden inside the Instagram for Android app hints that the Facebook-owned photo sharing service is working on a public “Collections” feature. With this feature, users can organize their favorite, saved Instagram posts into groups and share them with others.

Collection owners would even be able to even grant permission for other Instagram users to contribute to their public collections.

The feature was first discovered by Jane Manchun Wong, a software developer who’s gained a following for reverse engineering apps in order to find new features that are being planned. Read more…

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