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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work