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Articles tagged with: photo sharing

Facebook Is About To Launch A Music Service Called Vibes

The rumor has been around for a while that Facebook is preparing to offer a musical service to their 750 million members. According to their proclamations, Facebook isn’t looking at becoming a content provider but will provide a social layer to the infrastructure to allow another player use their interface.

It would be hard to imagine Facebook taking on the sector by themselves after Mark Zuckerberg’s recent declarations.

Facebook Set For $1 Billion In Social Gaming Revenue

Facebook Inc is on course to generate $1 billion in revenue this year from social gaming, according to Kevin Ryan, a leading Internet entrepreneur and former chief executive of online advertising giant DoubleClick.

Most of that revenue will come from advertising.”The $1 billion forecast also includes revenue from Facebook Credits, which allow users to buy items for games and other activities on the social network” , he added.

Facebook Plans “Awesome” Launch Next Week: Zuckerberg

EO and founder Mark Zuckerberg told reporters in a visit to Facebook’s Seattle office on Wednesday that the company planned to “launch something awesome” next week.

He said the project had been developed at the 40-person Seattle office, Facebook’s only major engineering center outside of its Palo Alto, California headquarters.

Twitter Gears Up To Launch Photo Sharing Service

Twitter has some exciting news for users around the world! The social media giant is geared up to launch its own photo-sharing service, due next week. All I can say is, beware Twitpic and Yfrog! Twitter is currently set on revealing the upcoming photo-sharing service at the D9 conference in California. Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo will formally introduced the new image sharing service on Wednesday.

Although current third party image sharing sites make their money through the advertisements displayed, it is uncertain how the new Twitter’s business model will work. Some expect the new service to work similar to Twing.com.

Twitpic Reserves Right To Sell Users’ Photos

According to thenextweb, Twitpic (A Twitter photo-sharing service) has stated on its blog that users retain all copyrights to their photos and videos but once the media is uploaded, Twitpic is allowed to distribute that content through twitpic and affiliated partners. The blog continued to say that the even if a user’s content is deleted and no longer viewable online, Twitpic still has the rights to your content for a “commercially reasonable time” that may be “perpetual and irrevocable.”

Flickr Learns to Share

Flickr now has a “Share This” feature, allowing users to share photos easier with Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Previous sharing was limited to actually grabbing the link/code or on Blogger, making this a big leap in Flickr’s efforts to go social. Sharing is enabled through the “Share This” drop down menu, located in the upper left of each photo. You will even be able to share when not logged in as a Flickr user.

Flickr acknowledges the privacy issues that go hand in hand with photo sharing. To deal with this they have different privacy levels, allowing users logged in to their Flickr accounts to share private photos with friends on Facebook. However, only public content can be shared with Twitter, Tumblr, and logged out Facebook users. Sharing will also be enabled for sets, collections, and entire photo streams.