Tag Archives: photo sharing

Why we decided to shut down lifeblob photo sharing post acquisition?

Since the announcement of acquisition of Lifeblob by Printo, there has been a sudden surge of interest in the photo sharing service. Infact, so many people asked me about why we are shutting down the photo sharing services that I decided to write my answer in this post. The answer is a single word: FOCUS The mission of lifeblob was to be a photo sharing that allows people to explore photos through relations in a visually engaging format. For the first two years, we were…

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Photo sites and social media

Reuters ran an article last week talking about how traditional photo sharing services are having a run for their money because users of social networking services are happy sharing photos over there. Very true! Infact, this is a repeat of the classic dilemma of reinvent or perish. The basic question to answer is – “Why do people share photos”? Two answers come to mind: 1) To show it to friends and family 2) For archiving, just in case you lose your hard drive full of…

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