The Dropbox computer vision acquisition that slipped under the radar

Dropbox acquired computer vision startup Anchovi Labs and its Ph.D. founders in September 2012 to very little fanfare. But the skillset they bring could be integral as Dropbox seeks to grow into a platform and competitors like Google and Yahoo beef up their image-recognition capabilities.

App.net to launch file storage API so you can host your own photos

App.net plans to launch a file storage API on Monday, allowing developers to build apps that use photos or files in their products, which are hosted by the users connected to their App.net accounts. Users will start with 10 GB of space to host information.