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Google Picks Up German Photo Outfit Nik Software, Maker of Snapseed

Google on Monday acquired Nik Software, the 16-year-old German software company behind the popular Snapseed iOS photo application. Snapseed is akin to Facebook’s Instagram, with heavy use of filters and photo manipulation. The deal, which was first reported by The Verge, could most likely mean beefing up Google+’s mobile photo assets on the company’s social platform, which already heavily emphasizes photography. Terms of the deal — namely, the acquisition price — were not disclosed.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik