• Twitter Opens Photo Service To Third-Parties — API Hints At Other Media Down The Line

    Twitter Opens Photo Service To Third-Parties — API Hints At Other Media Down The Line

    It’s been two and a half months since Twitter first unveiled their own photo sharing service, in partnership with Photobucket. Just last week, they finished rolling it out to all users. Today, they’re taking the next step: opening it up to third-party developers. As they’ve just announced on the Twitter Developers blog, there’s a new Photo Upload API that’s… Read More

  • Twitter Photos Live For Twitter Employees, User Roll-Out Begins Next Week

    So now that we know that the Twitter Photos is very real (as we first reported), the next question is: when can we actually use it? In their initial announcement, Twitter said that the product would roll-out to users in the “next several weeks”. But today brings a bit more specific timeline. Initial roll-out to users will begin next week. Twitter’s PR team has just sent out… Read More

  • Twitter Blindsided Ecosystem Leader Twitpic With Photo Product

    Twitter Blindsided Ecosystem Leader Twitpic With Photo Product

    Yesterday, leading up to today’s announcement of Twitter’s new photo sharing capabilities, we reported hearing that Twitter had approached some ecosystem players months ago about their potential move into the arena. One player not consulted? A massive one: Twitpic. “We never heard from Twitter that they were building a photo feature,” Twitpic founder Noah Everett tells us. Read More

  • Twitter Partners With Photobucket On Photos And Firefox On Search

    Twitter Partners With Photobucket On Photos And Firefox On Search

    Twitter has just announced on their blog two new key bits of functionality: improved search and photos. The latter, we’ve obviously been all over in recent days, as we first broke the news a couple days ago. The former, we mentioned was likely coming as well. But there are a few details we didn’t know. First of all, today brings a completely new version of Twitter Search that… Read More

  • Photobucket Appoints CEO, Claims Users Upload Four Million Images Per Day

    It’s been over a year since we’ve last written about Photobucket, when the former News Corp. / MySpace property merged with Ontela. Apparently, the Photobucket that came out of the merger didn’t technically have a chief executive at the helm, although CFO Tom Munro served as acting President. The company this morning announced that Munro has now been officially appointed… Read More

  • Tinypic Restricts Photo Uploads To U.S., Users Up In Arms

    Image hosting service Tinypic just killed off its service to all international users. According to reports, users in countries other than US, UK and Australia are now seeing the message above. From what we’re seeing on various blogs, users both restricted and unrestricted are unhappy about the move calling for a Tinypic boycott as well as figuring out a work around. Read More

  • Photobucket To Be Valued At $60 Million In Sale To Ontela

    Lots more details are coming in on the Photobucket fire sale by MySpace/News Corp. The sale is all but complete, say new sources. And the buyer is definitely Washington state based Ontela. Ontela, a mobile photo upload and storage service, is backed by Disney’s Steamboat Ventures, among others. Steamboat Ventures is said to be putting $40 million or more in additional capital into Ontela. Read More

  • MySpace Close To Spinning Off Photobucket

    News Corp., via MySpace, acquired photo/video sharing site Photobucket back in 2007 for $250 million, plus a $50 million earnout. We’ve now learned through a source with knowledge of the deal that MySpace is in the process of selling at least a majority interest in Photobucket. The likely buyer? Disney-backed Ontela, a Washington state startup. Photobucket has grown steadily since… Read More

  • Photobucket Founders To Leave News Corp.

    The founders of photo sharing site Photobucket, Alex Welch and Darren Crystal, are leaving News Corp./Fox, we’ve confirmed. The two sold Photobucket to Fox Interactive in May 2007 for around $300 million. Welch and Crystal will leave the company at the end of August. Photobucket attracted 53 million worldwide visitors in June (Comscore worldwide) and remains one of the most popular… Read More

  • 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

  • Watch Out, TwitPic: PhotoBucket Is Coming At You With TwitGoo

    PhotoBucket, the FIM-owned photo sharing goliath that sees over 25 million monthly uniques, is taking aim at becoming the dominant photo sharing service on Twitter. The company has quietly launched TwitGoo, a media-sharing service designed from the ground up to be Twitter-friendly, allowing users to share photos with only a few clicks (and movies are on the way). PhotoBucket used to be one of… Read More

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