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Ad Targeters Are Laying the Groundwork for Visual Advertising Clicks on brand photos

Images account for nearly 50 percent of the average Facebook News Feed’s content. Assuming Facebook is a proxy for the entire Internet, then roughly half the pixels on the Internet…

April 21, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

Pongr Picks Up Israeli Startup Sightec Acquisition allows image-recognition company to zero-in on brand images in UCG photos

As more of the Internet’s real estate becomes populated with pictures, companies are racing to develop computer vision technology that can pick out objects in an image and convert them…

February 25, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

Voice: Moving Pictures Can companies create engagement from the exploding imagesphere online?

Let’s officially call 2012 the Year of the Imagesphere. To review: Facebook says its users upload more than 300 million photos per day (up from 31 million in 2009). To…

February 4, 2013, 3:58 AM EST

Instagram Says It Has 90 Million Monthly Users Photo-sharing service grows post-policy flap

Last month The New York Post sought to spice up the post-Christmas doldrums by reporting that Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram was bleeding users after announcing some controversial policy changes. That report…

January 17, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

Randi Zuckerberg Inadvertently Promotes Facebook's New Privacy Controls Vox Media staffer tweets Facebook pic of CEO's sibling, confusion ensues

Throughout its short history, Facebook has encountered flare-ups over its users’ privacy. People have complained about their wall posts being published for all (their friends) to see in the then-new News…

December 26, 2012, 12:49 PM EST

Instagram Mutes Ads Talk Photo-sharing service updates policy changes amid uproar

While most users have come to accept Facebook running ads featuring their faces, names and/or comments, many were in an uproar earlier this week when the company's photo-sharing service Instagram…

December 21, 2012, 12:36 PM EST

Instagram Founder: Chill Out. We're Not Selling Your Photos Image-sharing service promises ads like Facebook and Twitter, and no banners

After nearly the entire Twitterverse lit into Instagram over its proposed policy changes—in particular playing telephone over language changes in the company's terms of service that would let Instagram make…

December 18, 2012, 5:36 PM EST

Facebook's Access to Instagram Data Could Uncrack Images for Ad Targeting Photo sharing service updates privacy policy

Instagram announced pending updates to its privacy policy today. The headlining change is that the photo-sharing service will now share user data with its new parent, Facebook. That means that…

December 17, 2012, 1:25 PM EST

Facebook Details New Privacy Controls Revamped app permissions process could aid developers

The permission box that pops up every time users first install an app that connects with their Facebook accounts can be annoying. Why does this music app need the ability…

December 12, 2012, 11:07 AM EST

Mary J. Blige and Richard Branson

From New York Market Radio's "Rated R" event Tuesday at the Best Buy Theatre. Photos by Jeffrey Ufberg.

September 29, 2010, 7:22 AM EDT