PRESS RELEASE: TweetPhoto and Kodak Announce Collaborative Agreement
Collaborative agreement will take real-time photo sharing to new heights
11.17.2009 – San Diego, CA – TweetPhoto and Eastman Kodak Company today announced that the two companies have entered into a collaborative agreement on initiatives focused around real-time photo sharing.
The companies have signed an agreement with the intention to work freely together to develop, test and release products and services that leverage the viral nature of the real-time web and social eco-systems.
"TweetPhoto has quickly become a leader in real-time photography," says Jeffrey Hayzlett, CMO of Eastman Kodak Company. "This agreement is part of Kodak’s continuing innovation in the mobile and real-time social media space."
Representatives from each company appeared on a panel at the 140 Conference last month discussing the changing nature of photography and its central role in communication on platforms like Twitter.
"Real-time photography is currently used across social networking sites to start a conversation or give context to a tweet,” says Sean Callahan, Co-Founder of TweetPhoto. “Photo sharing on the real time web is only going to continue to grow, and we are pleased with the opportunity to collaborate with Kodak, the world’s leading imaging innovator."
TweetPhoto will also be premiering its real-time Event Photo Stream today in Los Angeles at the Underground @PDC 2009 aggregating both photos and tweets around a conversation using a hashtag. The stream will be demoed using hashtag #ugpdc09 during the event to see what people are saying about the event in real-time.
"We are striving to create innovative photo centric products and services to help our partners and customers succeed in the social media realm," says Rodney Rumford, Co-Founder of TweetPhoto and author of Twitter as a Business Tool. "The Event Photo Stream is one of many products in a suite of tools we’ve created that companies can use to become relevant in social media to engage and interact with their customers."
For more information, please visit: http://www.tweetphoto.com/
TweetPhoto is a photo sharing platform for the real-time web. Our free service allows users to share photos on Twitter, Facebook and through their favorite desktop and mobile clients. The service focuses on creating the best possible user-experience among the applications developed around the Twitter Application Programming Interface (API).
This personalized experience is the evolution and convergence of real-time mobile and web-based social photo sharing. It allows users to quickly and easily publish and consume photos.
The company has positioned itself as the leading photo sharing platform within the Twitter eco-system by presenting the developer community with the most expansive and easy-to-use API available. TweetPhoto is feature rich and simply a better way to photo share.
The company aims to change the way in which people socially share, discover and interact with photos across multiple social networks in a way that feels natural and engaging to users.
As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.
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(First posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 00:32 EST)