Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.
|Instagram launches direct messaging|
|Military retirees: You betrayed us, Congress|
|I work 4 jobs and I'm still struggling|
|Will the market actually cheer Fed tapering?|
|500-page mortgage applications have become the new normal|