Instagram surpasses Twitter in monthly mobile users

Oct 02, 2012, 1:50 AM EDT
The Instagram logo is displayed on a smartphone on December 20, 2012 in Paris.
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The mobile competition heats up as Instagram, a photo-sharing app, bypasses Twitter with numbers of mobile users. Twitter has dominated the mobile world with its 140-character voices since its rise to popularity a few years ago, and this is the first time it has been trumped by such a young app, notably one now owned by Facebook.