We all love taking photographs. In fact I don’t know many people who don’t take the occasional ‘selfie’. Even the the world’s largest search engine, Google, could be looking into jumping on the Selfie craze by investing time and resources into a dedicated photo service.
According to a new report by Bloomberg. a dedicated photo service with the Google+ branding may be in the pipeline. Rumour has it that ‘people with knowledge of the matter’ have said that Google is looking to grant their photo service ‘more autonomy from its Google+ social network’. This is apparently in an effort to draw in more traffic, as the move would transfer the photo service to an independent role and thereby attract different customers who are not necessarily a part of the Google+ network already.
Google+ is in competition with the other two major players in the social market share: Facebook and Twitter, and let’s not forget that Facebook owns Instagram, so they do have a big fight on their hands. A dedicated Google photo app just might be the thing to beat Facebook about head with.
According to the grapevine, Google has e-mailed a statement to Bloomberg in regards to the rumours, which read: “Over here in our darkroom, we’re always developing new ways for people to snap, share and say cheese.” Obviously this is very sketchy at best, and although the information given doesn’t comment specifically on a new app, if we read between the lines, it is apparent that some kind of fresh image software is being looked at.
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