Sunrise through the mist at Buena Vista Park
The free Picasa Hello client provides direct photo uploads to Blogger. Interesting feature to add to an online photo-sharing client. Interesting marketing alliance too, announced May 10, 2004. Picasa provides free image hosting for users of free Blogspot accounts, and ostensibly hopes these bloggers will purchase the Picassa photo-organizing software at a sufficient rate to make a profit. Google’s Blogger gets to provide yet another free premium feature, on top of built-in commenting and Atom XML feeds – passing along the hosting costs to a hungrier startup. It feels like 1997 all over again. 🙂
Epilogue: Google acquires Picassa.