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Pinterest Goes Into Lockdown: Plans Three Huge Product Launches This Summer

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For the past few summers, Facebook has gone into what management calls "lockdown" mode, where for a number of weeks the companies engineers stay later and work harder, getting several big product launches ready to go. This summer, hot social media startup Pinterest seems to be copying the idea. A...
Pinterest Goes Into Lockdown: Plans Three Huge Product Launches This Summer

Twitter updates its Windows Phone 8 app with arty photo filters, Vine playback and Lens app support

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Twitter updated its Windows Phone 8 app today with a number of new features aimed squarely at photographers, including artistic filters, Lens app integration and the ability to play Vine clips directly within tweets. The social network added basic editing and vintage filters to its Android and iOS apps back...
Twitter updates its Windows Phone 8 app with arty photo filters, Vine playback and Lens app support

Former Yobongo team to launch mobile-first photobook service for Mixbook

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In March, social discovery app Yobongo announced that it was shutting down and joining photo book creation company Mixbook. Six months later, the team is ready to pull back the curtain (a little bit, at least) on what it’s been up to since the acquisition. On Friday, Mixbook is set...
Former Yobongo team to launch mobile-first photobook service for Mixbook
AT&T announces Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Express, & Galaxy Rugby Pro

Pinterest's Rite of Web Passage -- Huge Traffic, No Revenue

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If you haven’t heard of Pinterest, you likely will soon. Traffic to the website — which lets users create online scrapbooks to share images of projects or coveted products — has grown tenfold over the past six months. In January, the number of visitors on Pinterest.com was almost a third...
Pinterest's Rite of Web Passage -- Huge Traffic, No Revenue

'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)

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It's not all WhatsApp and LINE. If you're in Korea, then your messaging app of choice is most likely to be Kakao Talk, and Evernote hopes that allying with the app will expand its remit and boost its presence in Asia. The team-up looks set to bring Evernote's services...
'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)

Yahoo launches Instagram-inspired Flickr iPhone app update, adds simple sign-ins, 16 filters and more

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Confirming Marissa Mayer’s commitment to a mobile-first strategy, Yahoo is set to announce the second major overhaul of one of its apps in as many days (following its Yahoo Mail refresh) – a new version of its Flickr iOS app, which has been stripped down, completely redesigned and relaunched in...
Yahoo launches Instagram-inspired Flickr iPhone app update, adds simple sign-ins, 16 filters and more

HotelTonight adds 'Snap Your Stay' feature to iPhone app, encouraging user-generated hotel photos

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Same-day hotel-booking service HotelTonight has announced a new photo-based feature on its iPhone app, as the company looks to encourage more user-generated content. Version 4.3.0 of the app introduces ‘Snap Your Stay’, which lets users photograph and share images from their hotel. This is in addition to HotelTonight’s existing photos,...
HotelTonight adds 'Snap Your Stay' feature to iPhone app, encouraging user-generated hotel photos

An Investor Just Emailed Us To Ask If He Should Pull The Trigger On Pinterest At A $1.5 Billion Valuation (AMZN, GOOG, MSFT, FB)

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Pinterest, the fast-growing social media site where users can collect and share images, is not done raising money at a $1.5 billion valuation, we've learned from sources. A couple weeks ago, news broke that Pinterest had raised ~$50 million from Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten at a $1.5 billion valuation But we've learned...
An Investor Just Emailed Us To Ask If He Should Pull The Trigger On Pinterest At A $1.5 Billion Valuation (AMZN, GOOG, MSFT, FB)

Pinterest Is Looking For Ways To Rubberstamp The Right Kind Of Nudity (Aka Art, Not Porn)

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Pinterest is rubbing up against the limits of its own overmodest acceptable usage policy. The social site that lets people share images of things they really dig has told the FT  it plans to allow more nude images to be pinned by users — following complaints from artists and photographers...
Pinterest Is Looking For Ways To Rubberstamp The Right Kind Of Nudity (Aka Art, Not Porn)

Apollon: The social-photography camera

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Concept camera lets multiple users with the same device capture and share images. But its grenade-like appearance could cause problems. [Read more]...
Apollon: The social-photography camera

Intel researchers work on new way to display, share images

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Intel researchers are working on a new way to display photos and videos, making them more social and collaborative.Pictures and video can be rearranged, enlarged with just a touch on walls, tables...
Intel researchers work on new way to display, share images

Talk to your pictures with Digisocial

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Digisocial is a new iOS app from the company of the same name. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, with no additional in-app purchases. Digisocial’s core concept is similar to Instagram — it is a photo-centric mobile social network that allows its users to post...
Talk to your pictures with Digisocial
Google+ Launches An Easier Way To Share Food Photos On The Day Its Limited Search Is Upstaged By Facebook
Square adds gifts cards/passbook support, BBC News, British Airways, Snapheal, VLC Streamer, more

Art And Copyright In The Age Of Compulsive Looking

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We wrote recently about how the rise of mobile phones with built-in cameras has led to an irresistible urge to record our experiences everywhere with a digital picture. But what happens when those experiences include works of art, which may still be under copyright? That's the interesting question an...
Art And Copyright In The Age Of Compulsive Looking

Gmail adds photo and video thumbnails from Google+ to people widget

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As expected, more of Google’s products are getting the social treatment with Google+ functionality. The latest project to get further “Plussed” is Gmail, and the features are actually quite handy. The “people” widget that shows up when you hover over one of your friends in Gmail, will now include thumbnails...
Gmail adds photo and video thumbnails from Google+ to people widget
The Discovery Economy: Snapette Shows You The Future Way To Shop

Adobe Acquired Portfolio Service Behance For More Than $150 Million In Cash And Stock

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Adobe announced yesterday that it had acquired New York-based company Behance. With 1 million members, the startup developed a LinkedIn for artists, allowing users to showcase their visual work. We just learned the financial terms from multiple sources. Adobe paid slightly more than $150 million in cash and stock, with...
Adobe Acquired Portfolio Service Behance For More Than $150 Million In Cash And Stock
Adobe Photoshop Touch updated to version 1.2

Amazon launches Cloud Drive Photos for iPhone, challenging Google and Dropbox for your photos

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After launching on Android more than seven months ago, Amazon has today released Cloud Drive Photos for iPhone. This new app, which lets iPhone and iPod Touch owners store and share images through Amazon Cloud Drive, furthers the company’s consumer-facing cloud storage efforts in the face of steep competition from the likes of Google, Dropbox...
Amazon launches Cloud Drive Photos for iPhone, challenging Google and Dropbox for your photos

Samsung confirms multi-window feature and Jelly Bean update for original Galaxy Note

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That previously-spotted Premium Suite upgrade for the Galaxy Note is on its way, with Samsung revealing all the details on its site. With a refreshed UI appears very similar to its successor, the respectable Android slab will also lay claim to Air View, Multi-window apps and the addictive easy...
Samsung confirms multi-window feature and Jelly Bean update for original Galaxy Note

Why Would a Financial Services Firm Want to Use Pinterest?

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"PINTEREST: Can financial services firms use this new platform effectively?" That was the subject line of an email in my inbox this morning. It came from Corporate Insight, a financial services consulting firm. The email went on to note that "Pinterest values imagery over text and incorporates many social aspects...
Why Would a Financial Services Firm Want to Use Pinterest?

StyleCaster wants to become the front page of the Internet… for fashion

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StyleCaster, a fashion blog and community launched in 2009, has just undergone a major redesign, creating a user-generated, editorial hybrid with strong Pinterest influences. The redesign places StyleCaster in a new position, with the goal of surfacing the best of fashion, style and beauty through photos, news and products. The startup already has massive...
StyleCaster wants to become the front page of the Internet… for fashion

App.net adds 10 GB of storage per user, enabling video and photo sharing apps

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App.net, the ad-free social nework founded by Dalton Caldwell, has taken a significant step forward after it launched a new API to allow users to store and share images, video and other files on the service. Today’s release provides each paying user of the service with 10GB of free storage...
App.net adds 10 GB of storage per user, enabling video and photo sharing apps

LinkedIn status updates can now include photos, other types of files

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Given how simple and common it is to do it on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, you'd think being able to share images as part of a status update wouldn't be anything novel at this point. But for those inhabiting the popular (and inspiring) social networking site LinkedIn, this hasn't...
LinkedIn status updates can now include photos, other types of files

This site is Pinterest meets Instagram. Literally.

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Two of the biggest social media crazes these days are no doubt Instagram and Pinterest. So it’s not surprising to find that there’s a new site, Pingram, which finds a way to combine the two. So what does Pingram do exactly? It gives you a way to browse your Instagram...
This site is Pinterest meets Instagram. Literally.

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 Accidentally Launched, Officially Coming Monday

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Adobe prematurely launched Adobe Photoshop Touch for the iPad 2 in several worldwide stores this evening, but the app has since been pulled. Adobe first announced the product back in October, 2011 alongside 5 other upcoming tablet applications. Adobe Photoshop Touch is described as a tool to "let you...
Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 Accidentally Launched, Officially Coming Monday

Canon reveals new PowerShot G15, S110, SX50 HS cameras

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In addition to the EOS 6D announcement from earlier, canon has boosted the PowerShot line with three new models. The G15 provides some of the most advanced features in the PowerShot lineup. Built-in Wi-Fi allows the PowerShot S110 to share images and video to social networking. A high-powered 50x optical...
Canon reveals new PowerShot G15, S110, SX50 HS cameras

6 Features That Make Android Jelly Bean Better Than iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry

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Google announced the next version of Android, dubbed Jelly Bean, today, and it is jam-packed with new goodies for developers and consumers to play with. Google is rolling out the over-the-air Android 4.1 update in mid-July, and developers will get the software development kit Wednesday at Google I/O. Google is...
6 Features That Make Android Jelly Bean Better Than iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry
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