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Google Unveils Picasa For Mac
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Google has introduced a Mac version of its photo album application, Picasa, at Macworld in San Francisco.

Google previously offered a standalone Picasa Web Albums uploader and an iPhoto plugin fro Mac users. The company says Picasa for Mac brings all of the advanced sharing and synch features of Picasa to the millions of Mac OS X users.

Google Rolls Out New Features To Picasa
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Google has introduced several new upgrades to its Picasa photo service.

Google Rolls Out New Features To Picasa

The Picasa name tag tool has now been expanded to include 38 languages and there are new improvements in how users can share their photo albums along with automatic translations of comments.

Facebook Celebrates 10 Billion Photos
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One doesn’t associate photos with Facebook—sure, there are always those embarrassing ones of politician kids popping up—primarily it’s always been a social network. Well, the social network reported last night that it stores more photos than Flickr and Photobucket combined.

Google’s New News Archive

 Google announced they’ve expanded their Google News Archive search to now show much more historical newspapers.

SES San Jose – Google Dance Photos

Didn’t make the Google Dance? Never fear, live the experience with the photos I just uploaded. A selection below.

Google Dance

SES – Lee Siegal Keynote Pics

On opening night at the Search Engine Strategies Conference this week in San Jose, Kevin Ryan () spoke with Lee Siegal about his book, “Against the Machine”, and the ideas in it.

This Article Is Miley Cyrus Link Bait
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Actually, this article is more of a commentary on collective mental illness, exploitation and mountains made of molehills—no, that’s not a boob joke. It’s also about invented controversy for the sake of ogling eyeballs and links at the expense of a teenage girl who will be lucky if she’s not in rehab on her 18th birthday.

Most Flickr Users Don’t Have Uploaded Photos

Webometric Thoughts: Average photos per Flickr Member: ZERO

Webometric Thoughts blogs that based on a random sample of 324 Flickr users that 216, or 67%, had zero photos.

If this is true that would leave you to believe that more people may be consuming photos on Flickr than publishing photos on Flickr.

From Webometric Thoughts:

Shutterfly Gallery Takes Off
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Showing people your pictures online has become routine – there’s no shortage of sites at which users can display one subtitled photo at a time.  Shutterfly is taking a slightly different approach, however, with a new feature that’s more like a social scrapbook.

SES London

Let’s kick things off for SES London 2008 with a few photos:

The Business Design Centre Islington
Business Design Centre – Cool venue for a conference

Matt, Sock Puppet and Greg
Matt Bailey getting the sock puppet treatment from Greg Jarboe, pre-conference

Frank and Li
Frank Watson and his budda belly gets rubbed by Li Evans

Kevin, Kevin, Kevin2 Boss, Stewart
Kevin Heisler, Kevin Ryan, Gary Lynch and Stewart Quealy from Incisive

The Microsoft-Yahoo Deal and Photos

Well two days ago, in light of the woes coming from Yahoo’s earnings conference call, I suggested that maybe now was just the time to pack it up and sell the ship to Microsoft, and it seems like somebody decided to take my advice. Only joking of course.

Getty Images Falls Victim to the Changes of the Internet

It seems like every week there’s another example of how the Internet has toppled business models that have been in place longer than the Internet itself.

Control is not really possible when there are so many ways to pirate or undercut sales. The newspaper, music, movie, and now images market are changing drastically (and I love to read Seth Godin’s take on the changes).

Search Insider Summit – Day 1 Pics
As has become the practice for me while blogging conferences, I take a lot of photos. Not as many as Tamar Weinberg, Barry Schwartz or even David Berkowitz, but quite a few.
Videos, Books & Photos on Google Maps
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The search page of Google Maps now shows location markers. The markers can be in the form of videos from YouTube, books from Google Book search or geo-tagged photos from Panoramio.

PubCon – Day 2 Pics

Alrighty then. I’ve added photos to Flickr from day two of PubCon. Here are a sample.

Reuters Photos Gummed Up Google News

Algorithmic accidents at Google News have been blamed for matching the wrong photos to stories, including a really unfortunate one caught by Newsweek.

Yon Continues Iraq Reporting, Free To NNA

Michael Yon will continue to turn to his online audience to support his reporting from Iraq, which he will make available at no cost to the National Newspaper Association.

Orkut Promotes Insignificant Photo Capabilities

A lot of signs indicate that Google is preparing Orkut for something big; it may well want the service to compete with the likes of MySpace and Facebook.  But the latest update – allowing users to keep 100 photos in their “orkut albums” – isn’t impressing too many people.

Google Presents Photos Blog

Photo buffs and Picasa fans may have cause to celebrate – the Official Google Photos Blog has launched.

LinkedIn Adds Users Photos

Professional social networking site LinkedIn will start allowing its members to add one professional photograph of themselves to their user profiles beginning tomorrow.

AT&T Tilt vs. Verizon XV6800
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“Release no smartphone before its time” seems to be the slogan of both AT&T and Verizon. My romance with HTC slide-style smartphones began all the way back in March of this year, when I tested the Verizon XV6700.