Google Improves Image Search Results, Reduces Duplicates

Google has made changes to its search algorithm to improve image search results by cutting down on duplicates.

Pinterest Now Lets You Embed Bigger Pins On Your Site

Pinterest announced that it is now letting you embed bigger pins on your website or blog. You’ve long been able to embed pins, but until now, they’ve been relatively small and frankly not that pleasing to the eye. They would…

WordPress.com Adds Support For WebP Image Format

The WordPress.com image service, which delivers the images bloggers use in their posts to their audiences, now supports the WebP image format. With this addition, served images can be reduced by up to 34% in file size compared to a…

Hey, Where Did My Twitter Background Go?

Have you logged on to Twitter.com today? If so, you were probably greeted with a much whiter background than you remember setting. That’s because Twitter has decided to remove your custom backgrounds from your home page and notifications page. Here’s…

‘Marlboro Mascot’ Yields a Funny Google Search Result Thanks to John Oliver

If you search for “Marlboro Mascot’ right now in Google, the first result you’ll see is an cartoon diseased lung smoking a cigarette. That’s Jeff, and according to HBO’s John Oliver, he should be the new Marlboro mascot. Oliver spent…

Google Gives Chromecast Users More Image Options

One of the nice things about Google’s Chromecast other than its incredibly attractive price tag, is that it keeps getting better on its own thanks to both Google’s own updates and increasing adoption from other apps. Google announced one of…

Google Drive Gets New Image Features

Google announced the release of two new features for working with images in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings: the ability to reset an image and the ability to replace an image. “Unhappy with the properties and formatting you applied to…

What Brands Are Doing Wrong With Visual Social Media

In case you haven’t noticed, consumers on the Internet are doing a lot of their online communication through visuals these days. People are sharing roughly 1.8 billion photos every day just on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. But image sharing…

This Infographic Teaches You About Facebook’s News Feed Image Sizes

You may have noticed some changes to the way Facebook’s News Feed looks lately. Facebook marketing app Gain has the imaging of the new design figured out, and has put together a pretty interesting infographic (via InsideFacebook) on the subject…

Gmail Starts Showing Images Automatically

It’s the dawn of a new era. Gmail will now show images in emails automatically. As Google explains in a blog post, Gmail has historically asked users if they want images to be displayed in emails as a precautionary measure,…

Facebook Looks To Boost Your Click-Through Rates With Bigger Pictures

Facebook quietly announced last week that it has rolled out larger images for link shares in a move that it says will help boost click-through rates. The company made the announcement on its Facebook + Journalists page: Post by Facebook…

Norman Chan’s Massive Comic-Con Cosplay Gallery Is Something To Behold

In case you aren’t aware, Norman Chad is a consumer electronic reporter for Tested.com, the site created by Mythbusters hosts, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Needless to say, Comic-Con 2013 was something the Tested crew was not going to miss,…

Imgur Launches New Meme Generator

It’s been a big week for Imgur, the popular social image sharing service. The company finally launched its first mobile app over a year after hinting that apps were on the way (don’t worry, iOS is on the way), and…

Twitter Tests Thumbnail Image Previews Inside Tweets

It appears that Twitter is looking to give users more context about the photos others share in tweets – or at least make it easier to determine whether or not “clicking to expand” is worth their time. A small number…

Imgur CEO Talks New Mobile App, Relationship With Reddit

On Monday, image sharing service Imgur finally released its first mobile app, launching on Android first. It turns out it’s not that they just wanted to start with Android, however. They’ve run into some issues with Apple, but the iOS…

Google SafeSearch Changes Finally Hit Germany, France, and Other Non-English Speaking Countries

Back in December, Google made some subtle changes to their Image search. To make a long story short, Google made it so that users in the U.S. could no longer disable SafeSearch altogether. At first glance, it appeared as though…

Imgur Finally Launches Mobile App, Starts With Android

Last year, Imgur told us we could expect mobile apps in the fall, but that never happend. They did, however, launch a major site redesign, which appeared to set Imgur apart a bit from reddit with which it has become…

BuzzFeed Sued For Millions Over 1/30 Of One Of Its Photo Compilations

A photographer is suing popular viral content site Buzzfeed over a photograph it used in a collection back in 2010. The photographer is seeking $3.6 million in damages. The plaintiff, Kai Eiselein of Idaho, posted the photo to Flickr back…

Play Atari’s Breakout in Google Image Search with This Awesome Easter Egg

If you were planning on getting any more work done today, well, cancel those plans. Go to Google Image search and type “atari breakout.” Are you doing it yet? What you’ll find is a wonderful little Easter Egg from Google,…

Facebook Adds Separate Feeds For Music, Images And More In News Feed

Facebook unveiled a new News Feed design today that places more of an emphasis on the things users care about. Before the unveiling, there were rumors that the design would feature separate feeds for things like music, images and more.…