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Google Photos Reminder: Smile, it’s free – you’re the product

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Google Photos Reminder: Smile, it’s free – you’re the product

Google is offering to store all of our photos, forever, without charging money for it. So what’s in it for the company? The short answer: data. Lots of it. The long answer: A new part of business that could have as much impact for Google as Gmail did 10 years ago. Key quote: «There’s no doubt Google Photos is a massive landgrab for personal data — at a time when visual imagery is the biggest social currency of the web.»

  Guest curated by Jessica Binsch

Published in Weekly Filet #211, in June 2015. More on: #

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