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Google is buying Panoramio

justinf [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, May 31, 2007
13 years ago4,049 views

i blogged about it here: ...

panoramio blog mentions it here: ...

deal expected to close in the next 2 weeks.

not bad going for a site that only 1 and a half years old!

Ervin [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Will Panoramio and Picasa Web Albums be like Youtube and Google Video?

And what about Geotagging in Picasa2, the standalone application?

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago # ...

justinf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

for me , the current google earth isn't immersive enough.

i wouldnt be surprised if we see the development and release of a quake engine (or similar) powered client, using Google Earth data.

multiplayer death matches in downtown New York perhaps.
or 3d adventure games in Japan?

Google provide the "level" data – the environment – you just build the weapons, the nature of the game, the rules. a google game builder language maybe.

(this could, perhaps, extend googles reach into the game console world...)

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> This is excellent news, as it means that Panoramio will now be able
> to start using the immense Google infrastructure for the delivery of
> user submitted photos.

Hah! Pyra labs said something like that when Blogger was bought out too, but Blogger stayed slow as treacle for years.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

blogger is still slow as treacle some days.

but panoramio might work – there's less data involved – its just a picture,geo co-ordinates and user data.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I wonder when these tagged user-submitted photos will start showing up on Google Maps?

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