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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald