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  • PicPlz Founder Dalton Caldwell: All This Gossip About The Instagram Sale Is ‘A Waste Of Time’

    PicPlz Founder Dalton Caldwell: All This Gossip About The Instagram Sale Is ‘A Waste Of Time’

    Apparently lots of people are still talking about Instagram’s sale to Facebook (last week seems like ages ago to those of us in the attention-deficit-disordered world of blogging, but I guess a $1 billion pricetag will tend to keep tongues wagging for a while.) The latest Instagram/Facebook detail the chattering classes are seizing on? Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen… Read More

  • Don't Call It A PivotPlz: PicPlz Spun Off As Mixed Media Labs Prepares Their Next Product

    When Mixed Media Labs raised a $5 million round last November, it raised quite a few eyebrows. After all, the money came from Andreessen Horowitz, the VC firm which had backed Instagram. To be fair, they backed Instagram when it was still known as Burbn — before it became what is now a massively popular mobile photo-sharing app. Still, there’s no question that Mixed Media… Read More

  • Path Fully Embraces Facebook And Busts Out Lenses For Pictures And Video — Including Premium Ones

    Don’t sleep on the mini mobile photo sharing battle that is going to take place at SXSW this year — the companies involved aren’t. Following updates to PicPlz and Instagram, Path has just rolled out a significant update to their iPhone app. It brings four key things: Facebook sharing, lenses, an activity stream, and a new friend suggestion tool. Of these, the connection… Read More

  • With Tilt-Shift And A News Feed, Instagram Is Ready To Rock SXSW

    With Tilt-Shift And A News Feed, Instagram Is Ready To Rock SXSW

    For all the talk of group messaging apps being the breakout hits at SXSW this year, most people are overlooking another genre: mobile photo-sharing apps. But that’s probably because a few of those apps already are pretty big hits. Take Instagram, for example. The app already has well over 2 million users, even though it’s not even six months old yet. For some context, when… Read More

  • Picplz Adds Photo Collections And Borders

    Social photo sharing app picplz is preparing to roll out an update to both its Android and iPhone apps that will add the ability to create collections of photos. The feature is already live on its Website. Under every photo, next to the like button there is now an “add to collection” button. You can photos to existing collections or create new collections. For example, here is… Read More

  • PicPlz Beats Instagram To An API

    In the battle among the new crop of social photo apps, winning over the hearts if consumers is only one part of the equation. Winning over the minds of developers is the other part. While Instagram is far and away the early leader in terms of users, rival PicPlz was able to come out first with an API today. PicPlz’s API will allow developers to pull photo feeds from its service… Read More

  • PicPlz Adds Dropbox Support To Preemptively Cure Filter Regret

    We’ve all walked down the street and seen someone with a weird tattoo and thought, “they’re going to regret that later”. What may seem cool at the time, might not seem so cool years from now. Is it possible that the current crop of mobile photo filters will lead to the same type of regret? PicPlz clearly thinks it’s possible. A new feature the service announced… Read More

  • PicPlz Pretties Up Android App And Begins Accepting (Beta) API Applications

    Last week, we noted that mobile photo-sharing app PicPlz rolled out a bunch of improvements to their app in an effort to better compete with rival Instagram. Sadly, that new polish was only for their iPhone app at the time. But today brings good news for Android fans: the same features! And there’s a bonus too: PicPlz is now accepting applications for access to their API. PicPlz has… Read More

  • PicPlz Adds Speed, Polish As The Mobile Photo Wars Rage On

    As many of you are well aware, I write about a photo sharing service, Instagram, quite a bit. In my opinion, they’ve hit the right combination of speed, utility, and fun within a mobile photo app. And while they’re growing fast, they’re hardly the only player in the space. In fact, there are dozens of rivals in Apple’s App Store alone. Of those, arguably the most… Read More

  • Beyond The Filters: Brands Begin To Pour Into Instagram

    What do NPR, NBC News, Playboy, Pepsi, CNN, Starbucks, Grammys, and David Blaine all have in common? They’ve all recently signed up for Instagram. Yes, the mobile photo sharing service. And there’s apparently a plan beyond simply sharing filtered pictures with fans. For now, that plan appears to be engagement. For example, when Starbucks unveiled their new logo a few weeks ago… Read More

  • Gowalla Snaps Back: 1 Million Photos …But Foursquare May Hit That In 2 Weeks

    Yesterday morning, Foursquare pushed out a big update to their iPhone app that included the ability to add pictures to check-ins for the first time. This functionality matches the one that rival Gowalla has had for some time now — 9 months, actually. And today, Gowalla hit a milestone with pictures: 1 million. But signs point to Foursquare closing in on that number quickly. Very… Read More

  • Foursquare Checks In Comments And Pictures; Instagram, PicPlz, Foodspotting On Board

    Foursquare Checks In Comments And Pictures; Instagram, PicPlz, Foodspotting On Board

    Earlier this month, location-based service Gowalla went on the offensive against rival Foursquare — by linking up with them. Yes, they created a way for you to use Gowalla to check-in on Foursquare (and Facebook). Why would they do that? Because they said that users told them they felt the Gowalla experience was better, but many of their friends were already using Foursquare. So what… Read More

  • The 5 Myths Of Building A Great Mobile Team

    The 5 Myths Of Building A Great Mobile Team

    Editor’s note: As the Web goes mobile, every Web company needs to build mobile products. Author Elad Gil, director of Geo at Twitter, has a lot of experience in that area. Way before selling his company Mixer Labs to Twitter last year, he kickstarted Google’s mobile efforts back in 2004, when Google’s mobile team “consisted of 1/4 of an engineer dedicated to maintaining… Read More

  • Back Of The Phone Apps: Instagram, Picplz, Path Vs. Front Of The Phone App: DailyBooth

    Today during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, DailyBooth CEO Brian Pokorny took the stage to talk a bit about “picture talking” — that is, social communication through photos. Obviously, Pokorny believes this is a key form of communication amongst the younger generation. But he’s not the only one. Mobile photo sharing apps are getting a lot of buzz and gaining a lot… Read More

  • Andreessen Horowitz Isn't Hedging its Bets with Picplz and Instagram; It Has Picked Picplz

    Andreessen Horowitz Isn't Hedging its Bets with Picplz and Instagram; It Has Picked Picplz

    It’s a strict rule in the venture business that you don’t fund two direct competitors, for obvious reasons. There’s a massive difference between the valuation of the number one player in the market (think YouTube) and the number two player (think any of the other hundreds of online video companies launched in the mid-2000s). It’s in a venture capitalist’s best… Read More

  • Imeem Founders Raise $5M From Andreessen Horowitz For Social Photo App Picplz

    Mixed Media Labs, the developers of social photo sharing service Picplz, has just raised $5 million in new funding from Andreessen Horowitz. Marc Andreessen will be joining the startup’s board of directors Developed by Imeem execs Dalton Caldwell and Bryan Berg, Picplz aims to be a dead simple way for users to share the photos they take on the phone on the web. Pictures taken with picplz… Read More

  • Picplz Launches Revamped Mobile Apps For iPhone And Android (With Free Effects)

    Over the last six months we’ve been tracking the progress of Picplz, a service that aims to make sharing your photos as easy as possible: point, shoot, upload and you’re done. The service was created by former imeem executives Dalton Caldwell and Bryan Berg and launched an early Android app in May, followed by an iPhone app in August — between them the apps have over… Read More

  • Distilled From Burbn, Instagram Makes Quick Beautiful Photos Social (Preview)

    Distilled From Burbn, Instagram Makes Quick Beautiful Photos Social (Preview)

    For about the past six months or so, I’ve been using an app called Burbn. Despite being in stealth mode, the app attracted quite a bit of buzz as it was in the location space and built entirely in HTML5. Oh, and the $500,000 investment from Baseline Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz helped gather interest as well. But it turns out Burbn was a red herring of sorts. Or perhaps more… Read More

  • Picplz's Social Photo App Comes To The iPhone

    We’ve written about the launch of Picplz, a photo-sharing application being developed by imeem execs Dalton Caldwell and Bryan Berg. The startup initially rolled out an Android app earlier this year and today is debuting its free iPhone app in the App Store. Similar to the Android app, Picplz for the iPhone wants to be a dead simple way for users to share the photos they take on the phone… Read More

  • Picplz Hits The Android Marketplace

    Yesterday we wrote about the imminent release of picplz, the new location-centric photo streaming service being being developed by imeem execs Dalton Caldwell and Bryan Berg. The service is still in closed early testing, but early adopter types can now download it from the Android Marketplace and create an account. Once you have an account you’ll get access to the web version as well. Read More