Mobile apps for Google+ add photo filters, too

Google+ announced Monday that it’s incorporating some photo editing and filtering features into its iOS app from the team at Snapseed, which Google acquired back in September 2012. At this point the “photo wars” seem to have died down slightly, but Google+ gets into the mix.

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL: grading their iOS apps for 2012

Google is excelling on Apple’s own platform with popular iOS apps, but it’s not alone among its fellow consumer internet companies. Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo also had some success on their rival’s platform in 2012. Here’s a look at who did better.

Instagram updates app to focus on consumption. A business model emerges?

With nearly 80 million members and 4 billion photos that are growing by hundreds every second, Instagram is taking an ambition step ahead by using geo-data to create a better photo consumption experience. The new version could lead to possible business opportunities, or so I think.

Instagram rival EyeEm expands to WinPhone and web

It may be smaller than its Facebook-owned rival, but EyeEm is rapidly building up support for its discovery-focused photo-sharing service — and hopes to continue with a newly released Windows Phone app and a heavily revamped web service.