Microsoft’s Live Mesh was awarded top honors in the “Best Technology Innovation/Achievement” category at the Crunchies Awards on Jan 10, beating out other nominees in the category including Facebook Connect and Google Chrome. Live Mesh is a file sharing application that enables users to access their data from a variety of devices, while online or [...]
Microsoft’s Live Mesh platform has been nominated for the 2008 Crunchies “Best Technology Innovation/Achievement” award! The winner will be determined by public vote, so get yourself over to http://crunchies2008.techcrunch.com/votes/ to cast your vote for your favorite technologies of 2008. The Crunchies competition and award ceremony recognizes and celebrates the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations [...]
John and Bronwen of SoulSolutions have completed an RSS upgrade for the Australian government Prints And Printmaking web site, which gives free public access to something like 18,000 images of artwork in the National Gallery of Australia. With all those images indexed in RSS, you can now browse those works of art in PicLens halfway [...]
The PicLens guys and gals have rolled out a new 1.7 release with quite a few new navigational aides and features. I’m a little late to the party with this post, as 1.7 went public a few weeks ago while I was distracted with bootstrapping the new job at Microsoft. The three headliners for this [...]
PicLens features prominently in this article in The Economist about the growing interest in rethinking how we visualize and interact with information on the web.
Om Malik notes YouTube exec Sashi Seth is now Cooliris chief revenue officer. I’ve had the pleasure of talking with Sashi for the past few weeks at Cooliris, and have been impressed with his knowledge of the online advertising space and his drive to make things happen. Cooliris intends to pay the bills using advertising, but has been hampered [...]
In the recently released Piclens build 184.108.40.20695, we’ve added support for displaying non-English / non-Western language characters in the image titles on the PicLens 3D wall. You can see the results on mediaRSS photo web sites in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and other languages. You can also play with this with carefully placed queries to major image search [...]
We’re flattered, delighted, and ecstatic that so many web sites are directing their users to download PicLens. Great! The more the merrier. Just one thing: Web site authors, please be careful how you link to the PicLens downloads. PicLens supports a wide variety of browsers and operating systems, and different downloads are required for each. Please don’t [...]
PicLens 1.6.3 released this week adds support for searching and playing YouTube videos on the PicLens 3D wall! PicLens displays still image thumbnails for videos on the wall. When you click on an item in the wall, it plays the video in-place. Play, Pause, Seek, and Volume controls are displayed at the bottom of the [...]
NVidia recently launched a massive marketing campaign ($30 million estimated by ValleyWag) to educate consumers on the benefits of having a strong GPU inside your computer. PicLens features prominently in this campaign, as PicLens demonstrates how 3D graphics can enhance the user experience outside of a gaming context. NVidia is also using PicLens in its performance comparison [...]
The Gallery project, perhaps the most widely used open-source photo gallery web server subsystem in the world, is updating their RSS feed generator module to support mediaRSS. That means you will soon be able to view your Gallery-managed web photos in PicLens! In this message thread on the Gallery discussion forums, user ‘valiant’ mentions that the new mediaRSS (PicLens!) support [...]
A couple of website authors out there have had a little difficulty figuring out how to get their web sites set up with mediaRSS feeds to support PicLens browsing. You can follow our instructions for how to construct a mediaRSS feed and link it into your HTML pages and still get no joy from PicLens [...]
Mr Alex puts in his two cents about PicLens over at Gizmos for Geeks. Opening: “PicLens Firefox extension is a photo library revolution”. Closing: “Go download it already.” Check it out.
PicLens is the featured add-on for IE on Windows Marketplace this week! Right there on the front page. Woohoo!
PicLens is featured in the Business section of the New York Times! In “Coming Soon: Nothing Between You and Your Machine” John Markoff writes about the emerging trend in the technology field to rethink the way we interact with technology, and cites PicLens as an example of such a rethink.
Hey, Cooliris has a blog! When did that happen? ;> I just noticed the new blog link in the footer of piclens.com. Look to the Cooliris blog for official company news, events, and happenings. News like hooking up with freewebs.com to provide PicLens and PicLensLite photo gallery viewing for the 20 million user web sites [...]
Photo sharing site Fotki.com has implemented mediaRSS feeds in their photo albums and image search results, which means you can surf millions of Fotki photos in PicLens! A Fotki search for “butterfly” returns this Fotki page, which looks even better in PicLens: You can also view Fotki photo albums in PicLens. Here’s an album carefully [...]
It was a little after lunch. The phone rang. “Who? [Bleep]! I mean, [bleep], yes! I mean, sure, come on over!” The email to action: If you’re anywhere near the office, get over here! Randy’s bringing General Colin Powell in to see PicLens!! A flurry of activity. Sweeping away today’s lunch debris. And yesterday’s lunch debris. And [...]
PicLens 1.6.1 for Internet Explorer is now available for download from CNET’s download.com. This should help relieve some of the server load on the PicLens.com mother ship, much like having the Firefox xpi’s downloadable from Mozilla.com. Note that if you do a search for PicLens on CNET, you’ll get two items in the search results: [...]