Google Buys Photo Back Up & Sharing App Odysee

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To improve its social network Google+, Google has acquired Odysee, an app for Android and iOS that allows users to automatically back up photos and videos from their cameras and tablets to their home computers. Odysee’s photo saving and sharing service will shut down on February 23, with the team behind it joining Google+ to “continue to focus on building amazing products that people love.” The deal amount is still undisclosed.

Odysee has announced the news on the company website:

We are excited to share that the Odysee Platform Team will be joining the Google+ Team. Odysee’s vision was to be the easiest way for everyone to capture unlimited memories and access them everywhere. We are very excited to join Google where we’ll continue to focus on building amazing products that people love.

Founded in 2011 by Shiva Javalagi and Raghavan Menon, Odysee is Nimbuz Inc’s second product, a library of memories for people who take a lot of videos and would like the option of saving them at their full quality. In 2013, the firm had raised $761.8K in seed funding.

The app not uploads new photos and videos and also keeps local, compressed copies of photos and videos from thecollection for fast browsing. As new photos and videos are uploaded from any device, they appear on all other linked devices as well.

Here is a video which shows the services of the app:

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