Remember Photovine? This was the slick, social photo sharing app rolled out by Google via its acqui-hired Slide developer team in 2011, then relegated to the discontinuation column not one week later, and then finally shut down in March 2012. Now, much like a persistent vine itself, “Photovine” is getting a new lease of life, once again as a photo sharing app — this time launched by a different… → Read More
Because we needed more big tech news this week. Yes, it’s true that Google has just brought the hammer down on Slide, as Liz Gannes of AllThingsD first reported earlier this evening. Yes, it’s also true that Max Levchin is leaving. Now we also know the fate of all of the Slide products. And it’s not pretty.
All of them are being discontinued — except one, we’ve learned. This means both the… → Read More
Google’s Slide team has been busy. In the past few months, they’veunleashed a range of social apps meant to fulfill different needs. But the strange thing is that Google hasn’t done a thing to promote any of them. That has been on purpose. Google is giving the Slide team, which operates on its own within Google, room to maneuver and fly under the radar. But with Photovine, they’re actually… → Read More