Starbucks ( SBUX) is trending as the coffee chain is planning on adding more than 1,500 locations in the U.S. over the next five years. The move will boost Starbucks' U.S. presence by 13%. Taking into account Canada and South America, the company plans to add a total of 3,000 new cafes by 2017. As part of its growth plans, Starbucks is also focusing on expansion in China, which is expected to surpass Canada as the company's second-largest market in the next two years. By that point, Starbucks intends to have taken its global store count to 20,000 from 18,000.
Instagram is another popular search. The Facebook ( FB)-owned photo service is distancing itself from Twitter. Instagram has disabled a feature that allowed Twitter users to view full versions of photos on the micro-blogging site. By disabling Twitter Cards, users now see cropped or distorted photos when they click on Tweets with an Instagram link. Instagram hopes the move will mean users spend more time on its Web site and on Facebook. Facebook bought Instagram in August for $715 million. Since then, the relationship between Instagram and Twitter has been rocky, with Twitter disabling its Find Your Friends feature that allowed Instagram users to search Twitter accounts for friends.
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