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Human Behavior: Staying Engaged in Ads

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Jay Park

Human Behavior: Staying Engaged in Ads

Marketing’s purpose is to appeal to the public and get them excited enough to buy into a product, event, or idea. The first step of marketing is to grab someone’s attention. The second step, and most difficult, is to hold that attention to build a stronger and more long-term relationship with the consumer. A few Read more

An Instagram Generation

Insights & Outlook

Monica Watson

An Instagram Generation

Photography has never been a solitary experience. From the moment you press the shutter button to the moment you share the photo, photography is about capturing and creating memories and connections with other people. With the creation and mass adoption of Instagram, whole communities have popped up devoted to being a part of what Instagrammer Read more

Finding Hope and Solace after Boston

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Monica Watson

Finding Hope and Solace after Boston

“They marched the entire 26.2 miles #bostonmarathon #america #BAA” – Photo by Instagram user brehm5. The tragedy at the Boston Marathon left all of us in shock yesterday. But despite this, one thing we have been struck by is the help and care that is pouring in – from businesses and individuals alike. Around the Read more

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Monica Watson

Photo Hack Day 4 Wrap Up

We started off Photo Hack Day 4 weekend with an official pre-party here at Chute HQ. We had a great crowd come in and eat, drink, and strategize for the hackathon. Thanks to everyone who came out and made the event such a success! Photo Hack Day itself was a blast. We loved working with Read more

Insights & Outlook

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

Insights & Outlook

Monica Watson

Front Lines of the Visual Revolution

Every Wednesday, we select three companies that exemplify the Visual Revolution. What do you think of this week’s choices and who do you think should be featured next week? 1. Expedia Expedia’s Find Yours campaign took off last fall with a series of moving travel-themed videos. Now, the company is giving users the chance to Read more

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Chute News

Chris Hermanowicz

Y-Combinator Backed Chute Lands New Funding from Freestyle Capital, Battery Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners and Strategic Angels

Chute, the Y Combinator backed company that helps apps and sites capture, manage and display media files, today announced it has secured a new round of early stage venture funding. Freestyle Capital (who led), Battery Ventures, USVP and a handful of strategic investors including Salesforce.com, Joe Fernandez and Binh Tran (the CEO and CTO of Klout), and Joshua Reeves (CEO of Zen Payroll) contributed to the round. Chute makes it easy for content producers and app developers to add photo functionality to their apps or sites by simply embedding a few lines of code. Chute’s technology gives developers and online publishers a cloud-based backend for image uploading, processing, moderation, third-party API integrations and user authentication. Read more

Chute News

Chris Hermanowicz

Missing #TheOpen?

Golf fans will be glued to the action as Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England plays host to this year’s Open Championship for the first time since 2001. You can check out the live action and all the fan photos here! [slidechute id="1533" hide_from_index="false"] Read more

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Andy Kaufman

Hot Chelle Rae, #HCRTODAY

Hot Chelle Rae is performing live at the Rock in NYC as part of the Toyota Summer Concert Series. Check out the stream of photos right here. [slidechute id="1523"] Read more

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Andy Kaufman

Zac Brown Band, #ZacBrownTODAY

Zac Brown Band is performing live at the Rock in NYC as part of the Toyota Summer Concert Series. Check out the stream of photos right here. [slidechute id="1530" hide_from_index="false"] Read more