Photo Hack Day highlights rise of NY hacking culture

Come August 20 and 21, the next Instagram and Hipstamatic could emerge in New York City, ready to do battle in the increasingly tough photo app market. Those are the dates for the Photo Hack Day, billed as the largest photo hackathon for developers.

Is photo app EyeEm taking on mission impossible?

The market for photography apps and photo sharing services is crowded beyond belief, ranging from trendy startups like Instagram to heavily-funded monsters such as Color. So why does Berlin-based EyeEm think it can make an impact? And can it succeed?

Why Instagram works

You might have seen me post about San Francisco-based Instagram way more than any of the newer mobile apps and services.The question is why Instagram works? And how did it get to over 5 million users so quickly. This comment just might answer that question.