Google launches Photovine web site and teaser video

Just a couple of weeks after Google launched its Google+ social networking service and now the company has launched a new teaser web site and video for yet another kind of networking service. The Photovine web site has now gone live but details about what the service will be about are still unknown. The teaser site says that Photovine will be a "fun way to learn more about your friends, meet new people and share your world like never before."

The teaser video, which you can see below, shows people from all walks of life taking pictures with their mobile phone and then using the Photovine service to upload them where they can be viewed by friends. The video seems to suggest that Photovine will be something like Twitter where people upload pictures in a stream much like they write and upload messages to a Twitter page. The phones shown in the video are iPhones which would suggest that the service will have an iPhone app involved. The service itself isn't live but the Photovine web site has a button where you can request an invite to try it out. got a message from Google about Photovine but at the moment the company isn't saying much about it. It's statement said that, "Photovine is a photo-sharing service built by a few folks at Slide." Slide is a social media company that Google acquired nearly a year ago. There's no word if this new service will link up in any way with the new Google+ service.

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Maybe Google are going for the ninja approach? Make a decent product and give it to everyone, then when there hooked... TAKE IT AWAY AND MAKE IT ANDROID ONLY!

All these new services, which one do I chose?

To be honest, I'm think I'm going to slow down on what I post on the internet, I googled myself and found things back in 2003 when I was a teenager. Been trying to clean up my tracks by going to all these websites and requesting for my account to be deleted, which the Admin's don't do.

Also, anyone else ever google themselves and see that they can pay $40 and get a background check done? A few sites have my old address, and another site has my wife "linked" to me. I know this is a stupid/rhetorical question, but is there a way to get those sites to delete my stuff?

Where google proudly displays its "powered by google" trademark in all its substituent websites, there's not one menton of google on this site nor in the video. Also, as someone mentioned earlier, why not show Android phones in the demo. Methinks it works independent of Google much like skype will work independent of any Microsoft intrusion.

So you take a picture and give it a theme and other people add pictures under that theme... OK a bit boring to me but simple stuff like this will probably be a hit.

Quick Shot said,
seems like this service is geared towards iPhones?

Looks like it. The phone on the site, the phones used on the video or all iPhones. However here is the confusing part, Pool Party is a similar service. There are apps available on both the Android Market and the Apple App Store for Pool Party. Pool Party is also by invite only. So, what gives? Photovine and Pool Party are owned by Google and are both like Instagram.

Confused. :\

jasonon said,
why don't they use any android devices in the video?

that's what i was thinking, you would think that they would use the Nexus S

PlogCF said,
Is it me, or does Google really want to take over the Internet? No, really.

Back around 1999 or so, I used to say that I had nothing against Microsoft in particular. I just didn't want them trying to own the whole Internet.


ZenVenT said,
It's called running a business, now STFU.

Amen. If none of you understand how a business is run, then seriously, stop commenting about how Google is trying to take over the world. If you don't like Google, don't use their services. The concept is simple.

At certain point in business, you need to grow in to new ventures to bring in more income. Yup. True story.