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One Selfie to Rule Them All

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Monica Watson

One Selfie to Rule Them All

What does it take to get 2 million retweets in less than 2 hours? Just a handful of the hottest names in Hollywood at their most important event of the year. Already, Ellen DeGeneres’ tweet featuring a selfie taken by Bradley Cooper and starring the likes of JLaw and Kevin Spacey has beaten out President Read more

Everything’s Coming Up Video

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Monica Watson

Everything’s Coming Up Video

This week’s Front Lines of the Visual Revolution is packed with video goodness. How are the biggest brands and publishers shaking up their content strategies and implementing video? Find out below. 1. #ScaredStainless Tide is getting in on the Halloween fun with a series of spooky Vines. Their first pays homage to the horror classic Read more

Telekinetic Prank Goes Viral & Pins Get Monetized

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Monica Watson

Telekinetic Prank Goes Viral & Pins Get Monetized

This week’s Front Lines of the #VisualRevolution features a new app update, a social platform’s attempt at monetization, and a hilarious coffee shop prank, so let’s jump right in. 1. Flickr’s 1TB storage comes to mobile Flickr’s latest app update comes with an auto-upload feature to let mobile users really take advantage of that free Read more

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Sink or Swim: Sony’s Attachable Phone Cameras

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Monica Watson

Sink or Swim: Sony’s Attachable Phone Cameras

After multiple leaks and rumors, Sony’s poorly kept secret Lens-Style Cameras have been officially announced. The lens cameras link to smartphones and give mobile photographers the ability to take and share high-quality photos and videos all on their phones. Check out the video below to see them in action. Built-in or attachment? That is the Read more

The Battle for the Camera

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Monica Watson

The Battle for the Camera

“Every day, better photos are taken with Nokia Lumia than with any other mobile,” Nokia’s latest ad proclaims, poking fun at Apples’ “Photos Every Day” advertisement with their latest “Better Photos Every Day” campaign. This ad comes on the heels of Nokia’s commercial that claims to be “the first smartphone to put the camera first.” Read more

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Monica Watson

The Increasingly Visual Web

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) recently released their annual Internet Trends report – showing the direction digital media is heading in 2013 and beyond. The first bit of info that stuck out to us was the substantial and swift growth photo sharing saw from 2012 to 2013, which is the largest Read more

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Mapping the photography industry

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Monica Watson

Mapping the photography industry

What is the current state of the photography industry? Taylor Davidson, VC at kbs+ Ventures and photographer for Narratively, has answered that question in a very visual manner by mapping and segmenting all the main players in the industry. It’s an astonishing sight to have the majority of the photo industry in its current form Read more

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Monica Watson

Google+ launches in-app photo editor

Google has recently rolled out an update to it’s Google+ app that features a powerful in-app photo editing tool thanks to its acquisition of Nik Software back in September. The new photo editor features basic editing components like rotating and cropping, but the real magic lies in the filters. Preloaded Instagram-style filters line the bottom Read more

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Monica Watson

Visual Sites Get More Social

This week’s Front Lines of the Visual Revolution features two already-visual sites building on top of their products to increase engagement and social activity. 1. Flickr Hashtag support and usage is growing with rumors that even Facebook will be adopting it soon. Now Flickr is rolling out official support for their iOS app, improving the Read more

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Monica Watson

The Pocket Darkroom

The capabilities we now have in our phones once took whole teams and large programs. We can now snap, edit, and share media all in one device and in the span of a few moments – making quality content creation accessible to a much wider range of users. Facetune Facetune is a mobile app pushing Read more