sex hikayeleri interior desing escort fethiye escort denizli porno hikaye kredi kartı borç sorgulama sitesi yayında ziraatbank borç sorgulama
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS
September 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Google today announced that it bought the company behind photo-sharing application Snapseed in a move evidently aimed at countering Facebook's acquisition of Instagram.

Financial terms of the deal for Nik Software were not disclosed.

"We want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone," Google vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra said in a post at the Internet titan's social network.

Google+ social network passed the 400-million member mark this week, with 100 million people using the service each month, according to Gundotra.

Google launched its social network a year ago in a direct challenge to Facebook.

"For nearly 17 years, we've been guided by our motto, 'photography first,' as we worked to build world class digital image editing tools," Germany-based Nik said in a blog post.

"We've always aspired to share our passion for photography with everyone, and with Google's support we hope to be able to help many millions more people create awesome pictures."

Nik photo editing and sharing products include Snapseed software for smartphones, tablets or desktop computers.

Early this month, Facebook completed its billion-dollar acquisition of popular smartphone photo-sharing service Instagram.

The big ticket purchase was seen by some as a move by Facebook to strengthen defenses against Google and blazing hot newcomer Pinterest just ahead of the Facebook public offering.

Sharing pictures taken with smartphones is among the most popular activities at social networks.

AFP






 

Bad Blood


PREVIOUS STORY
Obama fires new trade shot at China
NEXT STORY
iPhone 5 frenzy builds ahead of release

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
Casual worker mowed to deathA 35-year-old casual worker of Vuci Rd, Nausori died in an accident at Vuci South Road early this morning after getting hit by a taxi.
BUSINESS
Fijian economy records consecutive growthThe Fijian economy recorded its sixth consecutive year of expansion in 2015, with the economy growing by 4.0 percent while also noting its third successive year of growth above 4.0 percent.
TECHNOLOGY
Fiji receives ICT awardFijis efforts in harnessing its ICT sector has been recognised by the International Telecommunications Union and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday received the ICTs in Sustainable Development Award in New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
Band Of Horses new album Why Are You Ok out JuneIn the past, Band of Horses founder and leader Ben Bridwell would literally run away from home to write while holing up in a secluded cabin or other such remote location, emerging months later with new songs for his band to flesh out and fully animate.
SPORTS
Marist Brothers reclaim Boys titleMarist Brothers High School has reclaimed the Boys Division title of the Coke Games from Natabua High School after dominating the track event finals on Day 3 at the ANZ Stadium.
WORLD
Pope prays for peace in Syria, KoreaPope Francis prayed for a "political solution" in Syria and for "reconciliation" on the Korean peninsula in his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter's Square.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT MOBILE HOT TOPICS FOLLOW US ON