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  • Mixbook Debuts Montage, A Photo Book Builder Meant To Take Minutes, Not Hours

    Mixbook Debuts Montage, A Photo Book Builder Meant To Take Minutes, Not Hours

    When the seven-year old company Mixbook introduced a mobile app for making photo books, Mosaic, last fall, the idea was to distill a process that had traditionally taken hours down to a matter of minutes. But in going mobile, there are some trade-offs in terms of losing the customizations permitted by Mixbook’s traditional service. Now to fill the gap in between the more complicated… Read More

  • Photobucket Is Releasing A New App, Looking To Close The Loop On Their Storage Services

    Photobucket Is Releasing A New App, Looking To Close The Loop On Their Storage Services

    When Photobucket redesigned its site and user experience with better uploading and new social features last fall, it did so in the hope of reestablishing itself as the go-to site for photo sharing and storage after falling in popularity relative to its competitors. The ten-year-old company, which filed $5.67 million in equity funding in May, is now launching a mobile app that extends the… Read More

  • Shutterfly Has Acquired Photo Printing Company R And R Images

    Shutterfly Has Acquired Photo Printing Company R And R Images

    Shutterfly has acquired R and R Images. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company announced that it gave an inducement grant to R and R Images’ founder Rod Key. The grant consists of up to 38,492 shares of Shutterfly stock vested over three years. At the time of publication, Shutterfly’s stock was at $51.96 per share, making the total shares worth about $2 million. Read More

  • Shutterfly Debuts Its Own Photo Book Maker For iPad, Shutterfly Photo Story

    Shutterfly Debuts Its Own Photo Book Maker For iPad, Shutterfly Photo Story

    Photo and personal publishing giant Shutterfly, which has been gobbling up startups in recent months, is today launching its second iPad application called Shutterfly Photo Story, which allows you to build photo books on your tablet using photos from your iPad’s Photo Stream, Facebook, Instagram or those uploaded to Shutterfly itself.  You can then choose to share those books to… Read More

  • Shutterfly Relaunches Mobile Greeting Card App Treat

    Shutterfly Relaunches Mobile Greeting Card App Treat

    Photo and personal publishing company Shutterfly is continuing to refresh its mobile products with today’s relaunch of its Treat application for iOS, which follows the December overhaul of the company’s flagship app for photo gifts and prints. Treat, which originally launched in April of last year, then came to mobile in October, is a competitor to Apple’s Cards app… Read More

  • Shutterfly Acquires ThisLife’s Photo Organization And Sharing Platform

    Shutterfly Acquires ThisLife’s Photo Organization And Sharing Platform

    Confirming TechCrunch’s earlier report, photo and personal publishing company Shutterfly is announcing this morning that it is acquiring the cloud-based photo and video organization platform ThisLife. The company will integrate ThisLife’s technology into its own core products, allowing users to upload, organize, store, share and create physical and digital products using both web… Read More

  • Source: Shutterfly To Acquire Slick Photo Sharing And Storage Startup ThisLife

    Source: Shutterfly To Acquire Slick Photo Sharing And Storage Startup ThisLife

    We’ve heard a rumor that Shutterfly, the photo and personal publishing company founded in 1999, is set to acquire online photo sharing and storage startup ThisLife. We’re hearing the acquisition price is around $25 million. Read More

  • With Its New iPhone Application, Shutterfly Is Ready To Compete On Mobile

    With Its New iPhone Application, Shutterfly Is Ready To Compete On Mobile

    Shutterfly, the photo and personal publishing company founded in 1999, is today making good on its September acquisition of Penguin Digital, with today’s launch of a new iPhone application for photo prints and gifts. The app has been completely redesigned from the version released a few years ago, and now includes everything from photo uploads and storage to mobile ordering of prints… Read More

  • Shutterfly Acquires Penguin Digital, Makers Of Mobile Photo Print Shop App “MoPho”

    Shutterfly Acquires Penguin Digital, Makers Of Mobile Photo Print Shop App “MoPho”

    Shutterfly, the photo and personal publishing company founded in 1999, has today acquired Penguin Digital, a company whose flagship product is an iPhone application called Mobile Photo Factory, or just “MoPho” for short. The app allows users to print out physical copies of photos saved in their iPhone’s camera roll and on other social networks like Facebook and Instagram… Read More

  • Who Wants To Be George Zachary’s Apprentice?

    Who Wants To Be George Zachary’s Apprentice?

    I was recently at on offsite with my fellow partners at Charles River Ventures, and the idea came up that I should find someone who could be the next George Zachary. I’ve done really well in my 17-year career as a venture capitalist, returning more than $1 billion of investor gains through successes like Yammer, Millennial Media, Shutterfly and Twitter. My partners want to keep that going. Read More

  • Shutterfly Acquires Online Stationery Company Tiny Prints For $333M In Cash And Stock

    Shutterfly Acquires Online Stationery Company Tiny Prints For $333M In Cash And Stock

    Shutterfly has acquired Tiny Prints, a company that online publishing company that sells cards, invitations, personalized stationery and photo books. The deal includes $141 million in cash, and approximately 3.9 million shares of Shutterfly common stock. In addition, Shutterfly will reserve approximately 1.4 million shares (valued currently at $60 million) of common stock as consideration for… Read More

  • Radar Locates The Deadpool On May 26

    Radar Locates The Deadpool On May 26

    Not that it should be a big surprise to anyone, but Radar, the social photo sharing site is entering the deadpool. An email sent out to users over the weekend confirms that May 26 at noon Pacific Time will be the end. As I said, this shouldn’t surprise anyone considering that Shutterly bought Radar parent Tiny Pictures back in September of last year. Shutterfly is much, much larger… Read More

  • Shutterfly's Wink Gives You Photobooth Pictures Without The Booth

    Shutterfly's Wink Gives You Photobooth Pictures Without The Booth

    Just a few months after Shutterfly bought Tiny Pictures, they’re already busy pumping out new products. The first is Wink, an iPhone app and web app that allows you to easily turn your pictures into photobooth-esque strips of pictures. They key to this app is that beyond your regular camera phone pictures, it gives you easy access to both your Facebook pictures (via Facebook Connect)… Read More

  • Shutterfly Buys Tiny Pictures For A Tiny Price

    Shutterfly Buys Tiny Pictures For A Tiny Price

    After raising a total of $11.2 million since its founding in 2005, Tiny Pictures sold to Shutterfly on Friday for $1.3 million in cash and another $1.3 million in restricted stock to employees, which has some performance triggers. If you back out the earnout, investors only got back about a tenth of what they put in. Those investors include Mohr Davidow, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and angel… Read More

  • Shutterfly Finally Adds Video Sharing

    Shutterfly Finally Adds Video Sharing

    Shutterfly, an online photo sharing and printing site, is adding video capability to its photo sharing sites. Shutterfly is using video hosting site Motionbox to power its video sharing service. So when you upload a video to your Shutterfly Share site, it will also be stored in your Motionbox account. If you upload to Motionbox directly, you will be given the option to post your video to… Read More

  • Picnik Is Emerging As One Of The Fastest-Growing Photo Sites On The Web

    Picnik Is Emerging As One Of The Fastest-Growing Photo Sites On The Web

    When I was looking at traffic numbers for the top photo sites this weekend, another stat caught my eye. Online photo editing site Picnik is also quickly climbing the ranks of photo sites from seemingly nowhere. In January, according to comScore, the site attracted 6.6 million unique visitors worldwide, a tenfold increase from the year before. On comScore’s list of the largest photo… Read More

  • Shutterfly and Target Announce Partnership

    Shutterfly and Target Announce Partnership

    Personally, I use Flickr for my photos and don’t even both with hard-copy anymore. But for those of us who still have a heart and use Shutterfly, you can now pick up your digital prints from your local Target. Today, Target and Shutterfly announced a partnership where you can order prints online for the rate of about 19 cents a photo. Pickup is said to only take about an hour, meaning… Read More

  • Shutterfly takes photo printing to the bank in IPO

    Online photo sharing and printing service Shutterfly raised $87 million in an IPO today, closing up 3.7% at $15.55 per share. VentureBeat points out that the price climbed as high as $16.73 at one point in the day. Born in 1999, Shutterfly is a survivor of the last bubble and crash. Now it’s an interesting case for considering other possible valuations. It also gives us a chance to look… Read More