CoolIris

  • Cooliris Reports Big Growth in Asia And 3B Connected Photos

    Cooliris Reports Big Growth in Asia And 3B Connected Photos

    Over the past year or so, photo service Cooliris has been announcing a number of international partnerships with companies like Renren, Yandex, and most recently Baidu. Earlier this week I met with Cooliris CEO Soujanya Bhumkar and VP of Business Development Sebastian Blum, who told me that these efforts have been paying off. There are now 3 billion photos connected to the Cooliris service, and… Read More

  • Cooliris Continues Push Into China and Russia, Shaking Hands With Tencent and Yandex

    Cooliris Continues Push Into China and Russia, Shaking Hands With Tencent and Yandex

    Photo-sharing startup Cooliris is continuing its push into two of the world’s biggest Internet markets, China and Russia. The Kleiner Perkins-backed company has just partnered with Tencent in China to pull images from Tencent’s microblogging platform, Weibo, into Cooliris’ mobile apps. On top of that, it is also expanding its relationship with Yandex, the Google of Russia… Read More

  • Cooliris Adds A Social Layer To Its Photo-Browsing Apps With ‘Endless Discovery’ Features

    Cooliris Adds A Social Layer To Its Photo-Browsing Apps With ‘Endless Discovery’ Features

    Cooliris is aiming to make its photo-browsing experience more addictive today with the launch of new features in its iPhone and iPad apps that it describes collectively as an attempt to offer “endless discovery.” The company, which is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and others, offers users a single app where users can browse photos across multiple online… Read More

  • Cooliris Expands Again With Yandex Partnership, Hits 3 Million Downloads On iOS

    Cooliris Expands Again With Yandex Partnership, Hits 3 Million Downloads On iOS

    Cooliris, the Kleiner Perkins-backed photo browsing and sharing startup, is again expanding its footprint in key emerging markets, this time in Russia thanks to a new partnership with Yandex. The move follows the company’s launch of a localized version in China in December, which also saw a partnership with Renren, aka “the Facebook of China.” Read More

  • Cooliris Partners With Renren To Launch Localized Photo App In China

    Cooliris Partners With Renren To Launch Localized Photo App In China

    Kleiner Perkins-backed Cooliris is taking the next step in international expansion today with the launch of a localized version of its photo-browsing app in China. To give Chinese adoption an extra boost, it has also partnered with Renren, the social network that’s often called the Facebook of China. Chinese growth has been a priority for the company, said Sebastian Blum, the… Read More

  • Cooliris Turns Liveshare Into An Insanely Fast Media Sharing Tool

    Silicon Valley startup Cooliris demoed the next version of its social communication and media sharing app LiveShare to me earlier this week, and I was blown away by exactly how instant the sharing of photos, videos and whatnot has become. The tool, which isn’t available yet, is shown in a demo video (embedded below). Cooliris LiveShare lets you share photos, videos, maps, articles and… Read More

  • Cooliris Gets $9.6 Million From Kleiner Perkins And Others, Releases New Version Of LiveShare Photo Sharing App

    Multimedia browser plugin Cooliris, which lets you view photo and video content on the web in a more visually appealing manner (screencap above), has snagged $9.6 million in Series C financing from investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Deutsche Telekom’s T-Venture, The Westly Group and DAG Ventures. The company has now raised a total of $27.6 million in… Read More

  • Cooliris Upgrades Embeddable Media Walls And Express Creation Tools

    Cooliris Upgrades Embeddable Media Walls And Express Creation Tools

    Übercool media sharing technology company Cooliris is beefing up two of its core products, Cooliris Express and the embeddable Cooliris Wall. The latter product is gaining more and more adoption, the company tells me, growing from an average of 100 new Walls created per day in December last year to more than 400 new Walls per day more recently. In addition, more than 45,000 Walls with… Read More

  • Google Taps Cooliris To Enable Media Browsing On Nexus One

    Big news for Cooliris this morning as Google unveiled its Nexus One “Superphone.” You can read our review of the phone here. The search and technology giant has tapped the startup to enable media browsing on its shiny new Nexus One Superphone. The startup has been pushing the limits of interactive photo and video browsing with its 3D Wall, a browser plug-in for Internet… Read More

  • Look Mom, Cooliris Is On TV.com!

    I don’t know about you, but I have a male geek crush on Cooliris, the startup behind this splendid technology that enables users to browse photos and videos from the Web, their desktops or their iPhone devices in a visually attractive 3D manner that one really has to try to get a feel of how amazing that can be. Publishers are starting to notice that too, and are increasingly turning to… Read More

  • Cooliris Business Model Surfaces: More Advertising We Actually Like

    We don’t talk about Cooliris nearly often enough. The Palo Alto-based company has done a fantastic job in pushing the limits of interactive photo and video browsing with its 3D Wall, a plug-in for Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox that enables users to enjoy viewing their photos on Flickr or Facebook and their YouTube videos in a rich setting that drips of coolness. If you… Read More

  • Full Screen Web Photo Browsing With PicLens

    Firefox plugin PicLens from Cooliris provides full screen immersive picture browsing of Flickr and other web sites that support Media RSS. To use PicLens, a user clicks a small translucent icon that appears atop the image of interest once the plugin is installed. The PicLens slideshow interface appears and the user can move from one photo to the next or press play and enjoy the show. A user… Read More

  • Cooliris now supports previews for Safari


    Cooliris is a service that provides pop-up previews of the contents of a link when you hover over it. Previously only available for Firefox and Explorer, the company has now released a version for Safari. While other services perform this function for Firefox and Google search results, the new Cooliris Safari plug-in offers previews of links in Google (Web, Images, News, Groups, Froogle)… Read More

  • Cooliris Copies Browster

    Cooliris is a Firefox plugin that duplicates the Browster search preview functionality, although only on Google. Once the plugin is installed, you hover your mouse over a Google search link or image and the underlying content is pulled up on screen before you click. Browster CEO Scott Milener wrote about Cooliris and other competitors on the Browster blog, using it as an opportunity to… Read More