• Long Journey For BubbleShare Ends In The Deadpool

    Canadian photo sharing startup BubbleShare will be shuttered on November 15, 2009. Users were notified via email and a notice on the site’s home page. The site, founded by Albert Lai, first launched in late 2005 and we immediately liked it: “Toronto-based online photo sharing BubbleShare is just wonderful, and ridiculously easy to use. Their interface team deserves a gold star… Read More

  • BubbleShare Finally Gets Its Payday

    After a previous flirtation with Fox Interactive that ended abrubtly, Toronto-based BubbleShare finally found a buyer who’ll love them forever. Today they announced their acquisition by Kaboose Inc. (TSX: KAB), a small public “family focused online media company” in Canada, for US$2.25 million plus up to another US$750,000 based on an earn-out provision. This marks 28 year… Read More

  • BubbleShare, Counting Unhatched Chickens

    We previously reported that Toronto based BubbleShare was in acquisition discussion with News Corp., through their Fox Interactive subsidiary. The initial rumors came out of two Toronto-area blogs (here and here), strongly suggesting that a direct or indirect leak occured directly from the company. One thing we know for certain at this point – the deal with News Corp., rumored to be in… Read More

  • News Corp. Looking At BubbleShare – No Deal Yet

    Toronto-based photo sharing site BubbleShare, which we’ve followed since its December 2005 launch, has been involved in aquisition talks with News Corp., the parent company to MySpace, according to a source close to the deal. News Corp. would not comment on the rumor. We’ve held off on reporting this as it our understanding that the deal is not yet finalized, but rumors of the… Read More

  • BubbleShare Live brings screen sharing to photos

    Toronto based photo sharing site BubbleShare launched a demo today of a new service that may help differentiate themselves in the incredibly crowded photo sharing space. Called BubbleShare Live, the service allows multiple people to view and control a slide show and pointer on a shared web page. While other photo sharing applications operate asynchronously (I upload at one time, you view… Read More

  • The Flickr Gunners

    Flickr wasn’t the first photo sharing site, and it isn’t the most popular. In fact, it isn’t even the most popular photo sharing site owned by Yahoo – this is. But Flickr caught our attention and, at least with the technology-savvy crowd, it has become synonymous with photo sharing. A whole new crop of services are gunning for flickr and the title of “coolest… Read More

  • BubbleShare adds Ajax Zoom feature

    Toronto based BubbleShare, which may be the best photo sharing site on the web, has released a really cool new Ajax feature that I think is worth talking about. It’s called BubbleZoom, and CEO Albert Lai tells me that it’s inspired by Apple’s Aperture Zooming capabilities. The feature is available on every picture hosted by BubbleShare – simply click on the… Read More

  • BubbleShare – Best Photo Service Yet?

    Toronto-based online photo sharing BubbleShare is just wonderful, and ridiculously easy to use. Their interface team deserves a gold star or something, because I don’t think I’ve ever used a site’s full functionality without consulting a single FAQ or other instruction. BubbleShare allows users to upload photos without registration (this isn’t really a trick either… Read More