Google Acquires Odysee, Team Joins Google+

Google has acquired Odysee, and the platform team behind the app will join the group of developers at Google+. The photo backup and sharing app allowed iOS and Android app users to automatically back up their photos and videos to their home computer or to a cloud server from their smartphones.

The acquisition fuels rumors that Google will separate its photo services from Google+ to offer as stand-alone apps, perhaps with help from Odysee's team. In a note on the company's Web site, the team explains it will continue to work on building out tools, but the features will support Google+. On the company's Web site, the Odysee team thanks its users. "To help you with the transition, the Odysee service will continue till Feb 23rd and soon after that all your photos and videos will be available as a downloadable archive," per the company's Web site.

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Adding options to save photos offline and better control of how people share pictures are logical additions that would help differentiate Google Photos from other competing photo services, per reports. The space continues to get a bit crowded with players like Facebook's Instagram, Yahoo’s Flickr, and Dropbox vying for attention.

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  1. chi liang from ASU, February 10, 2015 at 1:21 a.m.

    In nowadays, there are many social networking apps to share photos or videos in your life, the popular one such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, many company's are trying to make their own unique photo sharing apps.
    Google is working on making an app like Instagram, i believe after putting this app online it will become as popular as Facebook or Instagram.

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