Topic: Photos

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.