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Fotopedia Is Shutting Down; Data Avallable Until August 10 45

Posted by timothy
from the grab-now-if-you-want-any dept.
New submitter Randall Booth writes Fotopedia has sent notice to its users that it is shutting down. 'We are sorry to announce that Fotopedia is shutting down. As of August 10, 2014, Fotopedia.com will close and our iOS applications will cease to function. Our community of passionate photographers, curators and storytellers has made this a wonderful journey, and we'd like to thank you for your hard work and your contributions. We truly believe in the concept of storytelling but don't think there is a suitable business in it yet. If you submitted photos and stories to Fotopedia, your data will be available to download until August 10, 2014. After this date, all photos and data will be permanently deleted from our servers."
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Fotopedia Is Shutting Down; Data Avallable Until August 10

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  • Translation... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 31, 2014 @02:08PM (#47575785)

    Facebook, Twitter and Google weren't interested in buying us out and making us rich beyond all reason, so fuck it all.

  • Oh No! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by frovingslosh (582462) on Thursday July 31, 2014 @02:20PM (#47575885)

    Oh no, Fotopedia is shutting down. First, the mandatory "Who the hell is Fotopedia?"

    But then the translation: Hype-speak "We truly believe in the concept of storytelling but don't think there is a suitable business in it yet." translates to "Apple or Google or anyone else with more money than sense failed to offer us billions of $$$ for our little toy, so anyone who backed us with their IP can't play with us any more."

    As to the quickness of a ten day window, I don't think that is a real issue. Anyone foolish enough to not have retained copies of their images that they store with Fotopedia may lose them, but they gain an important life lesson in return.

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