Why Facebook has won the mobile photo war

With its own Camera app and, now, Instagram too, Facebook essentially controls both the public and private social graphs for mobile photo sharing. And, given how much we love taking and sharing pictures, that means Facebook has huge commercial opportunities in this space.

Photo-sharing app PicPlz calling it quits on July 3

Less than two months removed from Facebook buying Instagram, and one of the many other mobile photo-sharing services out there is calling it quits. PicPlz put up a notice on its blog that it will be shutting down the service and deleting all photos next month.

Instamagic: The Story of a Red Hot App [Video]

It has been a magical few months for Instagram, a mobile photo-sharing startup. It has grown from nothing to more than 3.2 million users, and raised $7 million in funding. In this video, co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom shares the story of Instagram.

So What’s With All the Photosharing Apps?

With the launch of Path, and the frenzy of interest in Instagram and PicPlz, the world seems to be awash in photo-sharing apps. Why? Better mobile cameras, for one thing. But photo sharing is also one of the best ways to build a social network.

On A Path To Nowhere

Path, a well-funded San Francisco-based startup co-founded by Shawn Fanning of Napster fame and Dave Morin, formerly of Facebook, today launched its app and private social network amidst blaze of glory. Unfortunately, it is a solution in search of a problem.