Google Just Launched 3 New Photo Apps - and We're Obsessed

Google has always been at the forefront of innovation. It's no surprise, then, that as we start to hit that point when we think we've got it all, the massive company pops up with something new and exciting and just all-around awe-inspiring. The latest endeavor, released on Dec. 12, is being labeled as the first in a set of "photography appsperiments" - all aimed at getting the most out of the incredibly futuristic capabilities in every mobile phone. Ahead, check out the details on all three of ...
Tags: Google, Photography, Religion, Tech, Digital Life, Photography Apps

Now You Can See What Types of Photographs Are Being Searched With Google Trends

Trending on the Internet is one of the many components to a successful web content campaign. Google’s power to connect users with what they are looking for is completely unrivaled and when they add something new to their arsenal of web developer tools, the industry tends to take notice. And this new addition to their popular trends feature is a huge one indeed. In a move sure to please photographers and other visual artists, search engine giant Google has announced plans to begin including image...
Tags: Google, Photography, Google Trends, Cool Photos & Photographers

Instagram hires Twitter’s former VP of revenue product

 Instagram made a big hire last week when it brought on board Ameet Ranadive, Twitter’s former VP of revenue product. At Instagram, Ranadive is working as director of product overseeing the Wellbeing team, “which helps promote positive behavior on Instagram and protects the community from bad behavior and content,” he posted on Twitter on Friday. As head of the Wellbeing… Read More
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Instagram's Newest Hair Trend Is Anything But Minimalist — & We Love It

Long gone are the days when 'roots' was a dirty word in the hair world. For celebs going platinum, pink, and everything in-between, having an inch or two of their natural color is a given. Why? It makes the look more effortless and natural — plus, it makes the grow-out process a whole lot less awkward.Just look at Selena Gomez's latest transformation: The team at Nine Zero One salon maintained her dark roots for an edgier effect against her new platinum hair. Of course, leave it to Instagram ...
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Instagram's new hashtag feature can supercharge your feed — here's how it works

On Tuesday, Instagram announced a new feature that allows users to follow hashtags on their Instagram feeds. The tool highlights users' interests by creating a highly curated content feed that includes relevant hashtags.   Instagram is giving users a new way to curate their social media feeds: On Tuesday, the popular photo-sharing app announced users will now be able to follow specific hashtags through Instagram.  Instagram photos are typically hashtagged with any number of descriptions (#bl...
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Frame.IO Called Company to Watch Out For in 2018 According to VCs

It is fantastic to watch the progress of companies as they grow and achieve new heights and is one that is busting out! We covered their launch way back in the day – hard to believe that time moves so quickly! And over time, they've added more functionality and more integrations and grown their user base. But look at Business Insider putting Frame.IO in this list of their predictions for the top 50 startups to BOOM in 2018! Congratulations to the team at Frame.IO! Frame.IO Among 50 sta...
Tags: Photography, Video, Vendors, Video Editing, Business Insider,, Project Management, Emery Wells, Video Editing App, Collaborative Workflow Platform, John Traver, Video Collaboration, IO Called Company

At the Sleeping-Dogs-Lie Café...

... you can lie all you want or rouse yourself and tell the truth. And you can shop at Amazon, using this special link, if you've got some shopping to do. If you're looking for a video to stream, here's the movie Meade and I just watched (for only 99¢). It wasn't really a great documentary, but how could it be, made out of reels and reels of badly shot footage of a very long bus trip that was mostly happening inside the head of a bunch of people who were in no position to show or tell us what ...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Movies, Law, Dogs, John Coltrane, Meade, Ken Kesey, Ann Althouse, Sleeping Dogs Lie Café

Facebook and Twitter could reportedly be fined up to £20 million if they don't tackle online bullying (FB, TWTR)

Social media firms like Facebook and Twitter could face fines of up to £20 million if they fail to tackle cyber bullying on their platforms, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday. Digital Minister Matt Hancock reportedly announced new powers on Sunday that will force some of America's biggest tech companies to make their platforms "age appropriate." Under the reforms, tech firms will reportedly have to ensure that children's accounts have the highest possible privacy settings as default. ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, America, Trends, Hancock, Facebook and Twitter, Matt Hancock, FB TWTR, Department for Digital Culture Media Sport

4 steps to becoming a quiet activist (or, the chookooloonks change-the-world challenge)

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~  ANNE FRANK As we approach the end of the year, it's time to starting thing about setting the tone about what we'd like 2018 to shape up to be.   And so, I'd like to take a moment to speak on behalf of quiet activism.If you follow the news as I do, you could be forgiven for calling the world a dumpster fire right now:  there are...
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Luke Skywalker, Big Plans, Anne Frank, Susan, Justin Dillon, Nilofer Merchant, Kal, Chookooloonks, Ben Harper Lyrics

How the Leica M10 is Made – a Cinematic behind-the-scenes

It is probably because I worked at Boeing for so many years and was able to regularly visit the shop floor to watch the F-15 and F-18 fighters being built and visiting the different shops where parts were made; electronics, heads up displays, carbon fiber, the paint rooms, and everything all the way up to final assembly of fighter planes; but this behind-the-scenes of the making of the Leica M10 is just fascinating! And very well shot. And besides, it is a very good reminder of just how much wor...
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Instagram Just Gave Hashtags a Major Upgrade, and We Are So Here For It

Instagram is my happy place. I open my feed to escape from the real world, to forget about current events, to fill my heart and soul with beautiful things that I want to look at for hours on end. It's for this very reason that I jumped for joy when I found out that as of Dec. 12, Instagram users will no longer be limited to following people and places - you now have the power to follow hashtags, too. While it may seem like a logical extension of the Instagram app, it's actually a total and compl...
Tags: Instagram, Religion, Tech, World news, US news, Digital Life, Matt Ogle, Popsugar

On the Street…Happy Monday, Milan

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Instagram Style Steal: @LindsayAlbanese

A stylist must have awesome style, right? Hey everyone, I've got a new Style Steal for you and this one's a good one. Lindsay Albanese is one of my favorite YouTubers because she has an awesome personality, great style, and my dream job as a fashion stylist. What's not to love? Her Instagram, as well, is envy-inducing. It's a collection of her unique, daring ensembles. Lindsay is not afraid to step outside of the fashion box and wear those pieces you might never think to buy. Today, I'm going t...
Tags: Instagram, California, College, Asos, Lauren Conrad, Stylist, Kohl, Lindsay, Fashion Tips, Styling, Lindsay Albanese, Dress Forever 21 Sweater Topshop Booties Forever, Topshop Pants DKNY Boots Park Lane

3 Unusual Content Marketing Approaches That Actually Work

My favorite brand on social media is Denny’s. The diner chain eschews pretty much every marketing convention, and that’s exactly why its efforts stand out so much. The company’s online personality has been compared to that of a “chill teenager.” Its Twitter feed is filled with juvenile humor, rarely promoting the restaurant’s actual food in any serious way. I doubt many people find the image of a pancake in a shoe appetizing. The Denny’s Instagram page looks like some sort of bizarre avant gard...
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This Dermatologist Took a Photo of Her Acne For an Important Reason

A post shared by Dr Anjali Mahto (@anjalimahto) on Dec 3, 2017 at 2:21pm PST With their vast medical knowledge and access to the most innovative, effective skin care, dermatologists are probably the first people you'd expect to have clear skin. One London-based dermatologist, however, decided to bare her adult acne on Instagram to show that nobody is immune to pimples - and that's totally OK. In an Instagram first spotted by Allure, Dr. Anjali Mahto recently opened up about suffe...
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Instagram Will Now Let You Follow Hashtags In Your Main Feed

"Up until now, there were two ways to interact with a hashtag," reports The Verge. "You could click through a hashtag on a post, or you could search for a specific tag in the Explore section of the app." Today, Instagram is adding a new way to interact with a hashtag: the ability to follow hashtags so you can see top posts and Stories about a topic on your home page. From the report: You can now "follow" a hashtag the same way you would follow an account. Instagram's algorithms will then pick an...
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Issa Scam!! T.I., Chris Brown & More React To News of #KeatonJones’ Mom’s Racist Background + GoFundMe Shuts Down Donations…

Middle schooler Keaton Jones’ video revealing his torment from being bullied at school went viral over the weekend but it was his mother, Kimberly, who eventually became front page news after it was revealed that she was somewhat of a bully herself! Kimberly Jones, 37, of Tennessee was all set to profit off of her son’s pain before she was exposed as a white supremacist who rallied behind the confederate flag and all that it stands for. [NEVER FORGET: Racist or Nah? Brielle Biermann Shows Sup...
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YouTube Is Leveling The Playing Field For Indie Artists says CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux

YouTube is often maligned for low payments to creators, but CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux see's the video platform differently. Here, he recounts how, thanks in large part to YouTube's open platform, more and more independent artists have been able to build a significant audience than ever before ______________________ Guest post by Tracy Maddux, the CEO of CD Baby. This first appeared in Billboard The last few months I've been on the road in Nashville, Barcelona, Mumbai and Rio, meeting ...
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Giveaway: The Everyday Messenger Bag by Peak Design

Giveaway: The Everyday Messenger Bag by Peak Design AoiroStudio Dec 11, 2017 It's been a long time since our last giveaway on Abduzeedo, it's quite exciting because we have one for you today. We are giving away to one lucky winner, the everyday messenger bag by Peak Design. We would love to give a huge shoutout to our friends from Peak Design for being so awesome! The rules are simple (right below) and international entries are welcome. Best of luck to...
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Living Above the Studio: At Home and Work with Lappalainen

Rivka Baake and Wilfrid Kreutz’s story is a tale of romance, creative collaboration, and the power of social media. The two met 15 years ago at an art opening in Frankfurt, where Wilfrid trained as a silversmith and Rivka, then a single mother of two young kids, was working at a children’s art school while studying art history. They became a family and the couple started patching together a living: selling vintage furniture, making their own designs under the name Lappalainen, and taking in meta...
Tags: Books, Instagram, France, Germany, Uncategorized, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Ikea, Tokyo, Maria, White, Alexander Calder, Rivka, Arne Jacobsen, Remodel & Renovation, Silke Bonde

On the Street…Via Savona, Milan

  I originally took this photo in Milan in 2009.   It’s a nice reminder of how to keep (semi) warm and still look stylish doing it.
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One Man United player celebrated Man City’s win

Man United 1 – Man City 2 The Premier League title race may be over. Man City moved eleven points clear of Man United on Sunday with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford. David Silva opened for the Sky Blues while Nicolas Otamendi scored what proved to be the winner for Pep Guardiola’s men. Marcus Rashford found the target for United minutes before the halftime break. Angel Gomes ‘likes’ Brahim Diaz post After the City win, all hell broke loose behind the scenes at the Theatre of Dreams. There are repor...
Tags: Instagram, City, Sport, Soccer, Manchester, Old Trafford, Arsenal, Jose Mourinho, David Silva, Romelu Lukaku, Man City, Mikel Arteta, Man United, United, Red Devils, Leroy Sane

2017 Bestnine On Instagram

When I did my #2017bestnine on Instagram, I was very disappointed at the images that received the most likes. A few selfies I'd taken throughout the year. I've been under the false impression that people follow me on Instagram because they love my artwork. It turns out, people actually follow me because I'm incredibly handsome. Having a gorgeous face wasn't anything I worked at, I just happened to be born that way. I'd much rather be taken seriously as an artist but being a hunk has gotten in th...
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Here's how Instagram's new hashtag feature can supercharge your feed

On Tuesday, Instagram announced a new feature that allows users to follow hashtags on their Instagram feeds. The tool highlights users' interests by creating a highly curated content feed that includes relevant hashtags.   Instagram is giving users a new way to curate their social media feeds: On Tuesday, the popular photo-sharing app announced users will now be able to follow specific hashtags through Instagram.  Instagram photos are typically hashtagged with any number of descriptions (#bl...
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6 Holiday Marketing Tips And Ideas For Small Businesses

by Amanda Bowman of crowdspring This time of year, there are holiday marketing campaigns everywhere. Whether the campaigns are small and involve dressing up a company’s logo, or campaigns that manage to go viral, many businesses are keenly aware of the opportunity to take advantage of the spending season and find ways to market to enthusiastic customers. Late November and December alone drive an astounding 30% more revenue for e-commerce businesses than the rest of the year. The key to a succes...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Instagram, Small Business, Marketing, Social Media, Starbucks, Coca Cola, Coke, Ugc, Amanda, Small business marketing, Marketing Ideas, Professionalisms, Amanda Bowman, Festive Holidays

The Not-So-Magic Trick These Magicians Use to Launch a New Product Every Month

Collaborating with artists can be a great way to produce unique design-centric products. But finding talent you can actually work with comes with challenges that you might not anticipate. In this episode of Shopify Masters, you’ll learn from two sleight-of-hand magicians who collaborate with artists to create new playing card products every single month. Twin brothers Dan and Dave Buck are the founders of Art Of Play: a curated collection of designer playing cards for magicians, cardists, gam...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Japan, UK, Instagram, Kentucky, Dave, United Kingdom, San Diego, States, Bruce Lee, Skype, Mailchimp, Shopify, Felix Thea, FELIX

Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology

 Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.” (Get it? Ha ha.) The apps, some of which are available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play, give Google a way to test out more experimental features to see how users respond, the company explains in an announcement on its Google Research blog.… Read More
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8 Painters Who Had a Very Real Effect on Today’s Photography (And Some of the Photographers They Influenced)

The artist must train not only his eye, but also his soul. Wassily Kandinsky  Everything we see hides another thing; we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. René Magritte The relationship between painting and photography has extended the possibilities of image creation. When photography appeared on the scene, it was supposed to herald the democratization of portraiture (among other genres, like landscapes and still-lifes). Photography gave painting the freedom it needed to burst in...
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PHOTO: The Labyrinthine Souq Watif in Doha, Qatar

Over my past eleven years of round-the-world travel I’ve probably flown through Doha, Qatar, a dozen times. While I was intimately familiar with the airport at Doha, I’d never actually visited the city, so I decided to rectify that this summer. On my way from Jordan to Nepal, I stopped over in the Qatari capital for a few days. Aware of the brutal summer heat that Middle Eastern countries suffer during the summer, I had scheduled my visit for the first week of October. Unfortunately, that w...
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