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New Algorithm Changes The Way We Find Photos On Social Media Sites
2013-12-03 10:43:40

University of Toronto A new algorithm designed at the University of Toronto has the power to profoundly change the way we find photos among the billions on social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr. This month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will issue a patent on this technology. Developed by Parham Aarabi, a professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and his former Master's student Ron Appel, the search tool uses tag...

2013-11-26 23:25:05

Just in Time for the Holidays, tapsBook Users Can Create & Print Albums Same Day (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 tapsBook, a one-of-a-kind iPad app, turns photographs tucked away on digital cameras, mobile devices, computers and online photo services into organized, attractive and automatically updated photo story books that can be personalized and easily shared with family and friends with just a tap. With the holidays and New Year coming about, tapsBook is announcing its integration of...

Hurricane Sandy's Impact Measured By Flickr Photo Posts
2013-11-06 12:24:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hurricane Sandy hit 24 states in Late October last year, decimating parts of New Jersey and its famous boardwalk, becoming the second-costliest hurricane in US history. Scientists have now measured the superstorm's impact by using pictures posted on photo-sharing site Flickr. Thirty-two million photos of the weather phenomenon were posted on Flickr between October 20 and November 20 2012. Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal...

LookFlow Image Recognition Startup Joins Yahoo, Flickr
2013-10-24 12:26:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yahoo! has acquired image recognition startup LookFlow and now plans to incorporate the technology into its photo-sharing service Flickr. The small company, consisting of only five engineers, explains their work as “a powerful new way for people to find, explore, collect, and share all kinds of things they’re interested in.” Yahoo! has now acquired more than 20 companies since Marissa Mayer took the helm last year in an...

Flickr Helps Predict Interest In National Parks
2013-10-22 11:18:53

[ Watch the Video: Flickr Photos Will Help Study Tourism Spots ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Now that the national parks have been reopened following the partial government shutdown, some may begin to use the power of social media to understand where tourists are going and what they’re doing when they get there. Using photos found on photo sharing site Flickr, scientists with the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University have been able to better gauge...

2013-10-19 23:01:19

PearlMountain's Picture Collage Maker 3 for Mac major update comes with new features, including 140+ revamped templates, multiple pages, direct iPhoto imports & exports and more. Chengdu, China (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 Developed by PealrMountain Technology Co., Ltd, Picture Collage Maker for Mac is a versatile and easy-to-use photo collage creator. With delicate templates and easy customization features, the Mac OS X application enables users to compose stunning collages,...

Yahoo Mail Redesign
2013-10-09 09:36:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yahoo continues their march to act, feel and look like a completely new company with new features and themes for Yahoo Mail. The redesign brings a new conversation mode that groups messages together in a thread, uses some design cues from the Yahoo weather app, and places some commonly used functions in a slide-over or hover-over menu. Just as they did for Flickr users back in May, Yahoo is also giving its Mail users 1 Terabyte of...

Yahoo Release User Data Request Transparency Report
2013-09-08 05:28:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online US federal officials requested data on more than 40,000 Yahoo users during the first six months of 2013, the web portal announced Friday as part of their first government transparency report. According to Washington Post reporter Hayley Tsukayama, Yahoo revealed that it had received 12,444 requests for data pertaining to the accounts of 40,322 users between January 1 and June 30 of this year. The Sunnyvale, California-based...

2013-09-04 23:22:48

Award-winning Photo Scanning Service Teams Up with Next-generation Photo-sharing platform to dramatically simplify getting your treasured photo memories safely and beautifully to your mobile devices. New partnership enables family memory-keepers to magically go from boxes of old photos and countless carousels of slides to elegant online photo browsing, free cloud backup, private family sharing, and instant syncing and printing from mobile devices. Medford, NJ (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 If...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.