There are lots of things to see and do during PAX East 2012, the fan-based video game show in Boston. Here’s a small taste of the games, the cosplay, and the breakdancing zombies that you can see on the show floor.
Kaptur, a photo-centric startup out of New York, will collect all the photos taken of your special event that your friends and family have uploaded to Facebook, so you can see them in one place. The company just announced it has raised $2 million in its first round of institutional funding.
Eye-Fi, a company that produces wireless-transmitting memory cards for cameras and tablets, announced today it has raised $20 million in its fourth round of funding.
A facelift for Flickr
Slowly, but surely, the Google+ iPhone app is catching up to its more well-equipped Android sibling. Today Google released a new version of the iPhone app that can instantly upload your photos and videos, something the Android app has had since it launched last year.
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and if you’re looking for a cute and Earth-saving way to show your special someone how much you care, we’ve got you covered*. Kaitlyn Trigger, girlfriend of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, created Lovestagram, a simple Valentine creator that uses your Instagram photos.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but there seems to be one word Facebook doesn’t understand: “delete.”
Continuing its quest for dominance in the photo arena, online editing suite Aviary announced version 2.0 of its photo editor today, bringing with it a slew of updated features and something enticing for developers: instant monetization for photo apps.
There’s no tap dancing around it, iPhone photo app Camera+ is a money-making machine.
After secretly making phone cameras better for the last decade, Swedish software company Scalado announced today that its mobile photo technology is now featured in over 1 billion devices.
Many Android smartphone owners are eagerly awaiting the chance to use the hot photo sharing app Instagram currently only offers on Apple phones. But Instagram’s Android-only competitor Lightbox is debuting a new photo journal feature today that may make some iOS Instagram users jealous.
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Online media editing suite Aviary is taking its first step onto mobile devices today with the launch of its mobile SDK, which lets developers embed photo editing capabilities into any iPhone or Android app.
Google quietly updated its Google Maps app for Android this week, a move that helps shed more light on the company’s local search strategy and its decision to purchase reviews service Zagat yesterday.
There’s just no escape from mobile photo filters. After being made popular by apps like Instagram and PicPlz, now Facebook is looking to add filters to its mobile apps, reports the New York Times.
The growth of popular photo-sharing app Instagram hasn’t slowed down over the past few months. The company announced today that it has reached a milestone of 150 million shared photos, and it now boasts over 7 million users.
Google has spent most of the week talking up its new social service Google+, which aims to revolutionize the way people communicate online, including how they share photos. However, that isn’t stopping the company from launching other photo-related projects at the same time.
Twitter is apparently working on a photo sharing feature that would directly compete with established photo-sharing services like Twitpic, according to a report by TechCrunch.
Is a picture really worth a thousand words? ImagePulse measures how consumers feel about brands based on photos in which the brand is included. It uses a mixture of text, sentiment and image analysis to measure if the image is positive or negative and the emotions involved. What does it mean to the brand when people take pictures of themselves at a Nike store or having coffee in Starbucks?
In one swift move, the online media editing suite Aviary may soon find itself at the heart of the photo app craze. The company today is announcing its Effects API, which will allow developers to easily integrate photo filters and editing utilities into their web and mobile photo apps.
The iPhone 4′s camera is one of the better mobile shooters on the market, but Apple’s basic photo application leaves much to be desired with its lack of customization and editing options. That’s where ProCamera comes in, an iPhone app which is bursting at the seams with features that will help you take better pictures and video.
Foursquare may have just released a new iPhone application on Monday, but the company isn’t done with the upgrades just yet. Cofounder and chief executive Dennis Crowley just tweeted that the Android version of the new app is now available, complete with the new comments and photos features.
Image tagging startup Stipple announced today that it has scored $2 million in seed funding, just three months after its launch in August.
Path, a photo-sharing startup by former Facebook executive Dave Morin that launched today, is one of those companies that carries with it a tremendous amount of hype — due both to its pedigree and its secrecy.
Given the large number of photo websites and applications around, it’s kind of surprising how little you can actually do with the photos stored on any website. (When discussing the success of Facebook Photos, Facebook executives have noted that Photos only had one real feature until recently — tagging.) That’s why a startup called Pixable thinks there’s room for some cool new applications in the photo space.
VentureBeat readers already saw screenshots of MySpace’s leaked redesign last week. But now the fading social network’s millions of U.S. users will be able to experience the site’s new beta version, unveiled today. It’s focused less on social networking — friend request denied! — and more on what it’s calling “social entertainment” to attract younger users.
Just when you thought cellphone cameras couldn’t squeeze in any more megapixels, Sony announces a new cellphone camera sensor that supports 16MP photos and 1080p high-definition video.