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Camera+ 3: The Best iOS Camera App Just Got Better – And You Can Now Use it in Other Apps, Too

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Camera+ is probably the most popular iOS camera app around. Today, taptaptap, the developers of Camera+, launched the latest version of their app ($0.99) and it's a major step forward for what was arguably already the best camera app for the iPhone. Among other things, Camera+ users can now share...
Camera+ 3: The Best iOS Camera App Just Got Better – And You Can Now Use it in Other Apps, Too

SublimeVideo, Grab Magic and more take the TV innovation prizes at MIPCube

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The last two days have brought together people at the cutting edge of TV innovation, battling it out in three competitions at MIPCube in Cannes, France. The winners have been chosen, so here’s who the judging teams at MIPCube think you should be keeping your eyes out for. MIPCube Lab:...
SublimeVideo, Grab Magic and more take the TV innovation prizes at MIPCube

American Express Might Not Be Encrypting Your Credit Card Number Online

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In the “more scary than you thought” department, even the largest credit card companies are not immune to making large, gaping mistakes in online security. Unix man Joe Datamo has recently uncovered what appears to be a flagrant abdication of even the most basic rules of security online by American Express....
American Express Might Not Be Encrypting Your Credit Card Number Online
Google+ Photos Get Pan And Zoom Functionality, Letting You Really Explore High-Res Photos
Google acquires Instagram competitor, could make Google+ a photog's social hub

Facebook snaps up mobile photo sharing firm Lightbox, decides Instagram isn't enough

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We get the impression that Facebook is on a big mobile photo sharing kick: just weeks after it bought Instagram for a cool billion, the social network has just hired the staff behind Lightbox. The two-man team of Nilesh Patel and Thai Tran is bringing its mostly Android- and...
Facebook snaps up mobile photo sharing firm Lightbox, decides Instagram isn't enough

Facebook adds iOS and Mac development studio Acrylic to design team

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Facebook has hired the team behind Acrylic, a development studio that makes iOS and Mac software, including news reader Pulp and secure database app Wallet. The social network did not acquire Acrylic’s products or services, according to a blog post on Acrylic’s website. Acrylic says Wallet and Pulp will remain available for download and purchase in their...
Facebook adds iOS and Mac development studio Acrylic to design team

Facebook gets even more aggressive with photo sharing, acquires the Lighbox team

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As if Facebook wasn’t already aggressively attacking the photo sharing space with its purchase of Instagram, Lightbox co-founders Thai Tran & Nilesh Patel have announced that their team is joining Facebook and closing down the service entirely on June 15. With this move the team is officially “no longer accepting new signups.”...
Facebook gets even more aggressive with photo sharing, acquires the Lighbox team

Prediction: Google buys an Instagram competitor and fast

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News has only just surfaced of Facebook’s massive $1 billion acquisition of Instagram, and now we’re left wondering what’s to happen next. There may have been a full-fledged bidding war between Google and Facebook over Instagram, but no matter what, it looks more than likely that Google will soon buy...
Prediction: Google buys an Instagram competitor and fast

Instagram for Android is buried in Google Play search results, highlighting app discovery issues

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If you had casually tried to search for Instagram on the Google Play market using either the web version of the store or the one on Android devices today, you may have come under the impression that it’s not out yet. That’s because, despite actually launching on the platform 5...
Instagram for Android is buried in Google Play search results, highlighting app discovery issues

Here’s what we REALLY thought about this week’s news (video)

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Skyrim is awesome; Pinterest users need to calm the hell down; and Facebook users need to stay away from the gun cabinet. In this week’s episode of VB Weekly, the VentureBeat writing staff takes a front seat, with a range of our editors and reporter spouting off about the...
Here’s what we REALLY thought about this week’s news (video)

Starhawk – review

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PS3; £39.99; cert 16+; Lightbox Studios/Sony Computer EntertainmentThere are a couple of obvious correlations between Starhawk, Lightbox's brand new space western third-person shooter on the PS3, and Warhawk, Incognito's online warzone for Sony's console back in 2007.Both put a premium on fast-paced, arcade style third-person-shooter action involving land and air...
Starhawk – review

10 Ways Google’s Buzz is Better Than FriendFeed

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I’ve been using Google Buzz now for four days since it launched and wanted to take a minute to blog a post about 10 ways that I’ve found Google Buzz to be better than FriendFeed. 1. Google Buzz feels like an exciting product backed by significant Google engineering talent,...
10 Ways Google’s Buzz is Better Than FriendFeed

Snapster lets you create custom vintage filters. And yes…it’s an Instagram alternative

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In the wake of Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, there’s been the inevitable backlash from loyal users, with at least 41% of you saying that you’re going to stop using the app. We’ve already got a list of 8 Instagram alternatives, and we can now add one more - Snapster. Snapster is a...
Snapster lets you create custom vintage filters. And yes…it’s an Instagram alternative

Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com Gives a New Look to Search

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With Facebook’s acquisition of Face.com reportedly a done deal, all of the focus is on what the merger will do for Facebook’s mobile efforts. But there may be more to the deal than just mobile. “Give us 14 images of you,” Google’s Eric Schmidt famously told the Technology Conference in...
Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com Gives a New Look to Search

In Its First Acquisition as a Public Company, Facebook Buys Social Gifting App Karma

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That newfound cash is burning a hole in Facebook’s pocket. After raising upwards of $15 billion dollars in its first day as a public company, Facebook has acquired social gifting app Karma and all 16 of its employees. The app is designed to help Facebook users find reasons to give...
In Its First Acquisition as a Public Company, Facebook Buys Social Gifting App Karma

Facebook Hires Team Behind Android Photosharing App Lightbox

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Facebook has just closed a deal to hire about seven employees from Android photosharing app Lightbox. The app will shut down and people can download their photos until June 15th. Along with the Instagram acquisition, the Lightbox hires will help Facebook prepare for a very mobile-centric future. Here’s the full...
Facebook Hires Team Behind Android Photosharing App Lightbox
Twitter Brings Large, Lightboxed Photos To The Web, Adds Video From Vine, YouTube And More To Media Galleries

Facebook Spent $24 Million On Acqui-hires During The First Half Of 2012

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Facebook makes a good number of talent-focused acquisitions, aka acqui-hires — but the cost of each deal is normally kept under wraps. In a regulatory quarterly filing the company made today with the Securities and Exchange Commission, though, it put an aggregate pricetag on all those “non-material” sized deals it...
Facebook Spent $24 Million On Acqui-hires During The First Half Of 2012

Facebook acquires photo startup Lightbox

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Even though the IPO roadshow is ongoing and large acquisitions are generally unwise during that period, Facebook has purchased Lightbox. Lightbox is a predominantly Android photo sharing startup with many similarities to the recently acquired Instagram. Facebook is closing Lightbox, and likely going to use staff developers for Android development....
Facebook acquires photo startup Lightbox

nyroModal – A Nice Lightbox jQuery Plugin

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nyroModal – A Nice Lightbox jQuery Plugin
With New Ad Units, Vibrant Media Comes To Smartphones And Tablets

Google+ brings pan and scan functionality to high-res photos

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Even point-and-shoot and cellphone shooters have double-digital megapixels nowadays, and Google+ is now letting you take advantage of all that resolution. It's brought photo pan and zooming capabilities, meaning that if you've uploaded a decently large photo, all that users in your circle or community will need to do...
Google+ brings pan and scan functionality to high-res photos

Splitmo Building Apps For The Future Of Dual Screen Viewing, Tackles Slide Shows First

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Chapel Hill, NC-based Splitmo is a brand new company looking to build a business on an emerging trend: dual screen content consumption. The startup debuted its first app today, Air Show, a universal app for iPad and iPhone that gives users greater control over their photo slideshows as broadcast wirelessly...
Splitmo Building Apps For The Future Of Dual Screen Viewing, Tackles Slide Shows First

One Year On, Photo App Startup EyeEm Reckons It Can Keep On Snapping

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It’s been a year since upstart photo app EyeEm launched. A year in which Instagram rocketed in usage and was bought for a billion bucks by Facebook. A year in which other startups like Color, Lightbox and Picplz dropped from view. So in that context, what’s it like still plugging...
One Year On, Photo App Startup EyeEm Reckons It Can Keep On Snapping

Check out our newly re-designed @progautoxp website http://bit.ly/srLy I'd love feedback #Drupal #Jquery #Lightbox #NoFlash

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Check out our newly re-designed @progautoxp website http://bit.ly/srLy I'd love feedback #Drupal #Jquery #Lightbox #NoFlash

Bing Revamps Its Social Search With 5x More Content From Your Facebook Friends, Now Includes Status Updates, Links & Comments

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Microsoft just announced a major update to Bing’s social search results. Just like Facebook is now integrating Bing deeper into its search tools, Microsoft is now adding more Facebook content to Bing, too. In total, Microsoft says, “five times more of your friends’ content on Facebook is now searchable in...
Bing Revamps Its Social Search With 5x More Content From Your Facebook Friends, Now Includes Status Updates, Links & Comments

WordPress bloggers with iPhones can now publish photos direct from Camera+

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WordPress has announced that it now allows its iPhone-owning users to publish photos to their blog directly from popular iOS app Camera+. Bloggers that have Camera+ 3.0 and one of the latest versions of WordPress for iOS (2.9.5 or higher) on their Apple smartphone are all set to enjoy a far...
WordPress bloggers with iPhones can now publish photos direct from Camera+
Google’s secret weapon for social: your photos

Google+ Gets A Mobile Refresh With Photo Editing, Post Tweaks, Location And Community Controls

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Today, Google has announced a mobile refresh for Google+, for Android and iOS, that includes some of the functionality that has come out for the desktop over the past few months. Both versions will be available later in the day. On the photo front, you can make all of your...
Google+ Gets A Mobile Refresh With Photo Editing, Post Tweaks, Location And Community Controls
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