Today in Tech: Instagram hits 27 million users, Android version coming

March 12, 2012: 5:30 AM ET

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* Instagram reported that it now has 27 million registered users."It's Facebook-level engagement that we're seeing," co-founder Kevin Systrom said at South by Southwest over the weekend. Also, the long-awaited Android version is coming very soon. According to Systrom, it will be better in some ways than the current iPhone version. (Mashable)

Investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel. Photo: The Thiel Foundation.

* Mega investor Peter Thiel is going back to Stanford University, his alma mater, to teach. This spring, Thiel will teach a course named "Computer Science 183: Startup." (Reuters)

* Why ex- Google executive Adam Bosworth's startup, Keas, has the potential to make people healthier. (Really.) (Fortune)

* The competition has shifted from companies competing with Facebook to companies competing on it. (The Wall Street Journal)

* Small video games have another problem to deal with besides getting noticed: having their ideas shamelessly cloned. (The New York Times)

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JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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