Facebook acquires Lightbox team to solidify ‘mobile’ photo sharing strategy

Continuing their recent photo-sharing binge, Facebook today revealed that they have ‘assimilated’ the management team of Lightbox. The London-based photo-sharing site and camera app Lightbox, targets Android devices and HTML 5, while Facebook’s newest toy, Instagram, is primarily aimed at iOS (iPhones/iPads) and only recently launched an Android version. It is likely that Facebook will ask the Lightbox team to continue along their Android development path.

Apple ready to do battle with Kodak over digital patents

As reported several days ago, the venerable Eastman Kodak has been in a downward financial spiral. Bankruptcy papers were formally filed yesterday. In a quest to raise much needed cash, Kodak has been seeking buyers for their digital patents. Analysts have valued their patent portfolio from $900 million to as much as $3 billion.

Today we learned that Apple is contesting Kodak’s rights to several important digital patents. Apple has submitted a filing (PDF) with with the US Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York, outlining their case.

Attention iPhoneoghaphers … show us how you do it

ProCamera is actively looking to promote your iPhoneography talents by way of tutorials. We’d love to showcase your work by showing “before and after” iPhotos and then walking our readers through the step-by-step process you used to create your iPhoto. Many artistic iPhotos are made using a variety of apps; however, any app tutorials we publish should make use of ProCamera, in at least one of the many ways it can be used.