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Mozilla’s Mozjpeg Should Make Firefox Faster

Mozilla’s Mozjpeg Should Make Firefox Faster

By Zach Walton March 6, 2014

The JPEG has been around for more than 20 years now. When technology gets that old, you either take it out back or teach it some new tricks. Mozilla is opting for the latter even as it prepares for a …

French Girls Find ‘Appiness On Google Maps
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That it’s near the corner of Cedar and Shaft doesn’t help, and that Google Maps picked it up makes it a legendary prank. And if aliens happened to be flying over Hazelton, Pennsylvania around the same time the aerial photograph was taken, this is what they saw.

Google Chart API Released

Google released a chart generator service they are calling the Google Chart API. Usage is quite straightforward: you link to an image in the form of a parameterized URL, e.g. (line break added)

Digg Adds Images Category

It seems like Digg users have been asking for–and Kevin Rose promising–a category for images and photos forever. Well the long wait is now over and you can finally uploaded your favorite lolcats image.

At the Digg blog, Kevin Rose announces the launch of image support and also better organization of existing categories. Here’s what Digg users are waking up to today:

Digg Scoops Up Images, Tweaks Categories

It took a while but Digg finally has an images category available for contributions and sharing with other Diggers.

Google Image Search Gets Closer To Picasa
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On Picasa’s homepage, a slogan proclaims, “Fast and easy photo sharing from Google.”  The exchange now seems to work in the other direction, as well, since Picasa results have been integrated into Google Image Search.

Microsoft JPEG XR Approved As New Image Standard

Joint Photographic Experts Group, which owns the JPEG standard, has voted to make Microsoft’s HD Photo their new standard, under the name JPEG XR.

High Resolution “Last Supper” Image To Go On Net
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A high-resolution image of Da Vinci’s "Last Supper" will be posted on the Internet Saturday October 27 by an Italian technology company providing fodder for art enthusiasts and conspiracists.

Corporate Image in the Age of Social Technologies

Every company is a media company now – so sayeth Richard Edelman during his presentation.

Media Companies Tinker with Image Management

Gone are the days when my mental picture of the community "out there" was shaped by the the hand-picked Letters to the Editor in the print newspaper.

Optimize for Yahoo Images Search with Flickr

Google Blogoscoped reports that Yahoo’s Image Search now particularly likes Flickr content, so this may be incentive for webmasters to use Flickr “as a kind of Yahoo search engine optimization”.

How To Deal With Image Hotlinkers
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Internet bandwidth can be a scarce commodity in the midst of a product launch, so “hotlinking” or having someone post one of your images, audio or video from their website, blog or forum can reduce your total available Internet bandwidth. Here are a couple of fixes for this issue.

SES: Picturing Better Image Search
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Search engines can’t read text in images, which can be a problem for image-heavy sites. A panel at SES San Jose explored the issues of indexing such sites, and working with image-specific search engines.

Microsoft Touts Imaging Technology

Looks like Microsoft is hell-bent on making it impossible to tell what’s a real image and what’s been doctored, and is intent on making it so anybody with a digital camera can do so.

Google AJAX Search API Including Image Results
Google AJAX Search API now has image search results reports the Goog

Google News Image Version Is Interesting, Vague

Hate words, but want to stay well-informed?  Well, my apologies for this article, then, but Google News may have just the thing for you – an Image Version.

Yahoo Image Search Incorporates Flickr Photos

Flickr is owned by Yahoo, and now the two operations are closer than ever- photos from Flickr have been integrated into Yahoo Image Search.