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Google Drive Gets Thousands Of New Stock Photos

Remember back in August, when Google was calling on Google Drive users to select the ThinkStock images they liked best, so they could expand their selection of stock images? Well, Google has now added the selected photos, and there are 5,000 of them. “Thanks to your suggestions, 5,000 new photos of nature, weather, animals, sports, food, education, technology, music and …

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Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android

Google announced the launch of new Google+ Communities today. These can provide public or private membership, and come with the option to start hangouts and plan events with community members. “From photography to astronomy (and everything in between), Google+ has always been a place to crowd around common interests and meet new people,” says Google SVP Vic Gundotra. “What’s been …

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Instant Street View Is Almost Awesome

It just got a lot easier to view Street View imagery. Instead of going to Google Maps and hunting for the area you want to see, just go to Instant Street View, which Google itself has named “Map of the Week”. It’s not perfect. Some of the addresses we tried put us in the right vicinity, but down the street …

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Google Lets You Export Panoramio Photos To Google+

Google announced today that it is now letting Panoramio users export their photos to Google+. With Google+ being such a magnet for photographers, and Google touting it as such, it’s kind of hard to believe this wasn’t already an option. “2 years ago, we launched a feature that allowed all Panoramio users to import their photos from Picasa Web Albums …

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Google Street View Goes To Taronga Zoo and Luna Park

Google announced a couple of new Street View offerings in Australia today: Taronga Zoo and Luna Park. “We’ve used our Street View technology to bring you new 360-degree imagery of the animals, attractions and surrounds of Taronga Zoo and Luna Park in Google Maps,” says product manager Nabil Naghdy. “This imagery covers almost everywhere in Taronga Zoo (as long as …

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Here’s a Road Trip Across America in 5000 Photos

America is beautiful, diverse, and all around awesome. That’s why there’s always been an allure to hopping in your car and driving a few thousand miles from one end to the other. I know it’s on my bucket list. Well, this guy did it – from San Francisco to New York. And luckily for us, he snapped 5,000 photos of …

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Guy Kawasaki Wants You To Love Google+ As Much As He Does

If you follow the social media industry, you probably know who Guy Kawasaki is. Just in case you’re not familiar with him, he used to be the chief evangelist of Apple. He’s the co-founder of Alltop.com and Holy Kaw, and the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. What the Plus! (Google+ for the Rest of …

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Instagram Launches Profiles For The Web

Instagram announced today that it will be rolling out profiles on the web over the next few days. The feature is long overdue, and seemed like only a matter of time. We’ve seen signs that it was coming. “Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot …

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Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media

As you’ve no doubt seen, photos from Hurricane Sandy have flooded (no pun intended) the Internet on social media and photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Poynter on Monday that there were 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy. And that was just Instagram, and before much of the effects were …

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People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram

People are posting a ridiculous amount of images of Hurricane Sandy and its effects on Instagram. Users are posting ten pics to the hashtag #sandy every second. That’s according to the CEO of the company, who is quoted by Poynter as saying: “There are now 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy — most are images of …

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Google Goes On A Grand Canyon Trek With New Street View Camera System

In June, Google unveiled Trekker, a tool designed to capture imagery from Google Maps Street View, which would be unattainable by way of vehicle or even a Street View Trike. It’s basically a backpack with a camera attached to it, which takes 360-degree imagery. Today, Google revealed its first Trekker-based outing. The company has sent its team to the Grand …

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Here’s What 6 Months of Working on a Timelapse Video Looks Like (Hint: It’s Awesome)

We’re big fans of extremely well-put-together timelapse videos, and this one that’s creating some viral chatter is no exception. “Humans are part of the natural order. We’re risen apes that acquired language and learned to use tools. Skyscrapers and spacecraft may seem unnatural, but they’re just as much a part of the natural order as beaver dams and bird nests. …

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