Earlier this week, Google+ quietly started supporting uploads of full-resolution photos from desktop computers in addition to Android smartphones.
Gnip, which licenses so-called firehose data from Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress and Disqus to report to brands how they are being discussed on social media, will add data from several other major social networks, the company said today.
These days there are so many ways to share your photos and videos—via email, on Facebook, on photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Picasa—but none are truly ideal for sharing photos privately with your family. Familio aims to solve this problem with a new app for Android, iOS and the web that makes it easy to share family photos and videos in a safe, private environment.
We reported that Memoto, a camera that attaches to the user’s clothing and automatically takes two pictures a minute, was one of the hottest products at SxSW. The company released today photos taken with a prototype camera.
Bing is continuing to improve on its specialized search engine for Facebook photos, gussying up the feature’s user interface and supporting a slideshow view.
Twitter added eight filters for photos in iPhone and Android app updates it pushed out today, the company said.
Instagram pushed out updates for its iOS and Android apps today, integrating with Foursquare, improving the camera and adding a black-and-white filter. The Facebook subsidiary, which caused a dust-up when it dis-integrated its photos from Twitter display cards last week, unrolled Foursquare integration in today’s update.
In a Happy Halloween message on the company’s blog post and on the company board, Pinterest staff posted photos of costume and jack-o’-lantern ideas that they’d created themselves. But if you are expecting clever, perfectly executed objects and attire, you’re in for a surprise.
On today’s social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog revisited a few of this week’s headlines once more, with feeling.
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In Facebook IPO, Frenzy, Skepticism (The Wall Street Journal)
Facebook’s coming initial public offering has set off a frenzy of anticipation among Main Street and Wall Street investors desperate to get their hands on the stock. Late Monday, the social network raised the price range for its IPO to $34 to $38 a share, from $28 to $35 a share, said a person familiar with the matter, in a sign of investor appetite for the offering. Inside Facebook Facebook has announced a new design for its mobile newsfeed that displays posts in individual boxes similar to how they appear on timeline. As part of the redesign, photos now appear three times larger than before, which could make browsing more efficient since there is less need to tap to see an image full-screen. Yahoo! News/The Lookout Is Facebook a flash in the pan? Nearly half of Americans think so, according to a new AP/CNBC poll. Forty-six percent of those polled said the social networking giant is likely to “fade away as new things come along,” while 43 percent predict it will be “successful over the long term.” CNBC The poll also shows that 57 percent of Facebook users say they never click ads or other sponsored content when they use the site, with another 26 percent saying they hardly ever engage in such activity AllFacebook Recent college graduate Suleika Jaouad found out that when she opened up about having leukemia on Facebook, there was a community ready to embrace her as she faced this new challenge in life. Caretakers and fellow cancer patients, friends and family all were there waiting to offer support and share advice. Read more