After Facebook bought Instagram
Did Google do this to keep up?
Is this primarily to get Snapseed?
If Snapseed’s export to Facebook option
disappears get suspicious about motives
I hope this makes Nik a stronger company, but
The history of buyouts has me nervous
Recent example -
Corel Buys Bibble (a great RAW converter)
They name it Corel After Shot
They fire the developers
They stop making updates including for new cameras
You buy a new camera & it’s not supported by your converter?? Thanks, Corel.
Don’t ruin the best imaging software on the planet
We are pleased to announce that Google has acquired Nik Software. For nearly 17 years, we’ve been guided by our motto, “photography first”, as we worked to build world class digital image editing tools. We’ve always aspired to share our passion for photography with everyone, and with Google’s support we hope to be able to help many millions more people create awesome pictures.
We’re incredibly grateful for all of your support and hope you’ll join us on the next phase of our journey as part of Google.
All our best!
The Nik Software Team
Vic Gundotra of Google had this to say -
Welcome Nik Software!
Today I’m excited to welcome +Nik Software to the Google family! We want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone. Check out the examples from some of the world’s greatest photographers, and you’ll see what I mean.
This week we also hit an important milestone–over 400,000,000 people have upgraded to Google+. It was only a year ago that we opened public sign-up, and we couldn’t have imagined that so many people would join in just 12 months. While Google+ is all about creating a better experience across Google, it’s also a destination. And here too, I’m happy to report that we have just crossed 100,000,000 monthly active users on Google+ (plus.google.com and mobile app).
I sure hope that Bain Capital isn’t involved.
Here’s a follow-up post to make you even more nervous about Google’s intentions.
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