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Google-owned Photovine is now live - but what is it?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Google, Software

Another photo service is about to enter the digital space. The Web site for Photovine is live but lacking in information, other than a teaser video.

Photovine was built by a company named Slide which was acquired by Google in 2010. Google reportedly paid about $228 million for Slide.

The skimpy homepage is labeled "Photovine," with a tag that reads "plant a photo, watch it grow". There is one sentence under that reads, "Photovine is a fun way to learn more about your friends, meet new people, and share your world like never before."

The app is displayed in use on an iPhone 4 to the right of the text. That's thoroughly confusing given that Google owns the Photovine trademark. It stands to reason that an Android phone would be more apropos.

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