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Briefly: Rogers drops BlackBerry Z30, Instagram confirms advertising

updated 07:14 am EDT, Fri October 4, 2013

Rogers will not carry BlackBerry Z30 over limited store space

Canadian carrier Rogers is refusing to carry the BlackBerry Z30 in stores, citing that it can only "pick what we think are the biggest winners" to display on its limited shelf space. The Globe and Mail reports that it will still stock the Z10 and Q10 smartphones, suggesting it won't be going as far as T-Mobile, but a BlackBerry spokesperson revealed that competitors Bell and Telus will sell the Z30.

Instagram confirms introduction of advertisements to feed in coming months

Instagram will be including advertisements to its photo and video feed. Confirming earlier reports in a blog post, the company advises that users in the United States will see "an occasional ad" in the mobile app in the coming months, with the initial advertisers consisting of a "handful of brands that are already great members of the Instagram community." User control of ads are also touted, with disliked marketing messages able to be hidden from view.

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