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Summary:

Somewhere tech companies didn’t get the memo that the holidays were a time of peace and love because spats are breaking out all over. Twitter, Instagram and Flickr ratchet up the mobile photo fight. And Apple fends off attacks on multiple fronts.

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‘Tis the season… for a tech giant battle royale. In this week’s episode of the GigaOM podcast, we talk about Twitter’s new photo filters and Flickr’s new app, as the fight for mobile photo dominance heats up. And if all that rivalry wasn’t enough, we also look at Apple and Microsoft’s app store bickering as well the much bigger battle with Google.

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SHOW NOTES:
Hosts: Chris Albrecht and Erica Ogg

00:00 – 17:17 – Eliza Kern and Ryan Kim talk Twitter photo filters and Flickr’s mobile app

17:18 – 17:34 – A message from GigaOM PRO

17:35 – 37:32 – Erica Ogg and Tom Krazit break down Microsoft’s iOS app store spat and whether Apple is breaking down against Google

37:33 – 40:35 – Parting gifts:

Tom recommends former paidContent-er Amanda Natividad’s sandwich cookbooklet

Erica recommends giving the gift of Starbucks giftcards, straight from the Starbucks app

Chris recommends NPR’s All Songs Considered best music of 2012 podcast

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  1. I think what happens is the filters are a cherishing act, you take the photo, then you look at it, cherish the moment, by looking at it, editing it , sharing it.

    When you look at it, there is an attachment reinforcement to that image/memory/moment. I think the more people play and edit the photo before sharing it, the more “habit pathways” are created in people in association with the behavior of sharing photo.

    People share special moments, if they share the photo is because they want the moment to be memorable, or find a peak”there is an aspect of highlighting the best of their daily lives in the action, the perception of their own life and story —- so improving the image by applying the filter is an extension of that intent of making their lives look even better.
    So it does not simply enhance the photo in my opinion – It enhances their perception of their own lives.

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