If someone linked to a funny picture on Facebook or Twitter, chances are pretty good it’s hosted on Imgur. Founded in 2009, Imgur has become the go-to place for dumb, meme-worthy images on the Internet. Today the company has announced a few new features that make the site a whole lot smarter, even if the images are just as dumb as they ever were.
Imgur’s got a new tagging and voting system that will give users more control over what content they find. It’s pretty simple: photos are tagged by users, and other users who see them [...]
There’s an undeniable sense of unease and lack of trust on the Internet these days, ever since the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program came to light earlier this year. To some, the idea that the government could or would be monitoring what we thought were private communications was a major shock. Now a photo-sharing app called Trunx is looking to ride that wave by providing a way to “capture photos and videos and store them safely and securely in your own private vault in the cloud.”
What Trunx offers iOS users (Android’s coming in [...]
We previously reviewed a photo sharing and storage service called ThisLife, shortly thereafter the company was acquired by Shutterfly (clearly as a result of our review, kidding) in January. Today, ThisLife has announced that it will be shutting down the current version of the service on September 12, 2013. In an email to ThisLife customers, the company notes that while it is shutting down the current version of ThisLife, it’s not dead. The next generation of ThisLife will include many of the features that have been requested by [...]
Snapchat, the hugely popular photo and video-sharing app where images disappear in 10 seconds or less, said that Institutional Venture Partners has led its recent $60 million dollar Series B round of venture funding. Snapchat is also expanding its reach to users under the age of 13 with the launch of Snapkidz.
Snapchat said that the round was led by IVP with participation from General Catalyst Partners and SV Angel, and continued pro-rata participation from Benchmark Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. With the new round, [...]
In a blog post today, Instagram announced it has reached 100 million active users. That milestone comes in just two and half years from its launch.
“It’s easy to see this as an accomplishment for a company, but I think the truth is that it’s an accomplishment for our community,” said CEO Kevin Systrom in the company’s blog post. “Now, more than ever, people are capturing the world in real-time using Instagram—sharing images from the farthest corners of the globe. What we see as a result is a world more connected and understood [...]
A source has informed TechCrunch that Shutterfly is going acquire ThisLife, an awesome photo sharing and storage web service. While the deal isn’t complete yet, it’s rumored that the price will be around $25 million.
We reviewed ThisLife earlier last month and were really impressed with the product, it’s easy to see why Shutterfly would be interested in such an amazing team and service.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.
Update: It’s a done deal. Shutterfly has acquired ThisLife.
Instagram, a photo-sharing social network for iOS and Android smartphone owners, originally made its images available through Twitter’s Card feature, which displays media right in the Twitter timeline. Unfortunately, Twitter users began to notice earlier today that Instagram photos were no longer showing up in Twitter cards, and Instagram has indeed confirmed that it has disabled Twitter Card support for photos posted to its service. At this time, Instagram images do still show up on Twitter inside expanded tweets, but many [...]
Here are two words you don’t typically associate with the description of stunning or sleek: photo storage. Well, that’s about to change with the launch of ThisLife, a new photo storage and sharing service that utilizes Amazon’s Glacier data-archiving technology to help keep the cost of the service down for both consumers and the company itself.
ThisLife believes that photo storage is less about backing them up and forgetting about them, and more about storing them safely and securely so they can be accessed to [...]
If you’ve seen a photo shared on Twitter or Facebook recently, there’s a good chance its been posted on popular photo-sharing service Instagram. The service, which first launched on iOS devices two years ago, has since come to Android, and was snatched by up Facebook in a billion-dollar acquisition eight months ago. Instagram has seen its user base rise to over 100 million, and now sees an opportunity to expand to a much-larger audience.
Tumblr just launched Photoset, an iOS app that will allow users to share high-resolution photos from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. When you use the app you can put together photo collections to easily share with friends on your blog or by uploading it to photoset.com. While the app is being developed by Tumblr, it is not required that you have a Tumblr account to use it.
We all know that Tumblr is a very popular place to share photos, as the blog post points out, “It’s hard to imagine Tumblr without photos, and we love [...]