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Google Acquires Odysee, An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing, Team Joins Google+

TechCrunch

Google may be soon adding more offline and private sharing features to its Google+ Photos service. It has acquired Odysee, an iOS and Android app that let users automatically back up photos and videos taken on their cameras or tablets to their home computers. It also let users set up private, automatic sharing with other people, and it had an API for integrating the service with other apps (read our longer article about it here). The app will be shut down effective February 23, with the team behind it joining Google+ to “continue to focus on building amazing products that people love.”

The acquisition was announced via a note on Odysee’s home page, as well as through a notification being sent out to app users. In it, the startup thanks users and also notes the details of the shut-down process. Essentially, after Odysee ceases backup operations on February 23, all photos and videos already passed through…

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