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From: GeekWire - Instagram adds another 100M users faster than ever to reach 700M monthly actives

Instagram 700 million
Instagram’s growth is showing no signs of letting up. The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing platform announced Wednesday that its community has grown to 700 million monthly active users. The last 100 million users were added faster than ever, and the number of people doing all that sharing has doubled in just two years. Instagram credits new features like stories, live video and disappearing messages in Direct with “giving people more ways than ever to express themselves and feel closer to what matters to them.” The company, which was founded on Oct. 6, 2010, reached 1 million users in 2 1/2 months… Read More

From: GeekWire - Scientists are wowed by claim that humans lived in North America 130,000 years ago

Evidence of ancient humans in San Diego
Scientists say the patterns of breakage in mastodon bones found 25 years ago near a San Diego highway suggest that humans battered the beast 130,000 years ago. That’s a shocker, because before now, the oldest widely accepted evidence of human habitation in North America goes back only about 16,000 years. If the scientists are right, that makes the place they studied, known as the Cerutti Mastodon site, the oldest archaeological site in North America. “It’s somewhat mind-boggling to have 130,000 years proposed,” said University of Oregon archaeologist Dennis Jenkins. He has found previous evidence for human habitation in 14,000-year-old preserved poop but wasn’t… Read More