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Blame holidays for Instagram slippage, AppData says

The analytics firm suggests that any drop in user numbers stemmed from the holiday effect on daily routines, not Instagram's unpopular new terms of service.

By December 28, 2012


Instagram said to lose millions of daily users -- but did it?

Explanations vary for an AppData report that claims Instagram is losing users by the bucketload. Instagram denies the report.

By December 28, 2012


Android app surpasses iPhone on Facebook

Number of average daily users turning to the Android app to access the social network exceeds the number using the iPhone app, according to AppData numbers.

By December 18, 2011


Draw Something sheds 4M daily users in the past month

The Pictionary-like social game goes from more than 14 million daily active users in early April to a little more than 10 million today, AppData reports.

By May 2, 2012


Facebook yanks Instagram usage data from public view

The social network now no longer reveals standalone data for its photo-sharing service, just weeks after a flap over whether those numbers showed a major loss of Instagram users.

By January 9, 2013


Instagram denies losing a quarter of its users

The photo-sharing service says it didn't lose a quarter of its users over Christmas, and the stats do look a little dodgy.

By December 30, 2012


Candy Crush: You play, you're hooked. Now what?

If you count yourself a Candy Crush Saga holdout, you've probably been warned by friends not to start playing. Because once you do, you won't be able to stop.

By September 2, 2013


Forget Zynga: Facebook's games business stronger than ever

Facebook's profit from games isn't huge -- but games are critical to all parts of the still-expanding social network.

By July 10, 2013


Zynga defends acquisition of Draw Something

Despite the game's plummeting popularity, Zynga still sees Draw Something as a valuable franchise.

By May 23, 2012


Zynga goes 'whodunit' with 3D CityVille 2

Shortly after hitting sequel city with FarmVille 2, the struggling social games company goes to town on a CityVille remake.

By November 1, 2012