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Encyclopedia > Photobucket
Photobucket
URL http://www.photobucket.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Image Hosting Service
Registration Required
Owner Fox Interactive Media
Created by Alex Welch
Darren Crystal
Launched 2003
Current status Active
Photobucket marketing headquarters in Palo Alto, California

Photobucket is an image hosting, video hosting, slideshow creation and photo sharing website. It was founded in 2003 by Alex Welch and Darren Crystal and received funding from Trinity Ventures.[1] [2] Photobucket is usually used for personal photographic albums, remote storage of avatars displayed on internet forums, and storage of videos. Photobucket's image hosting is often used for eBay, MySpace (now a corporate cousin), Bebo , Neopets and Facebook accounts, LiveJournals or other blogs, and message boards. They advertise 99.9% uptime, and offer 1 GB free storage (5 GB with paid account), 25 GB free bandwidth (unlimited with paid account). Photobucket currently has Terms of Service that disallows nudity. Photobucket may drop content holders at their will for violating the Terms of Service without giving any further details.[3] Photobucket supports FTP, but the user must be a Pro account holder. [4] Windows XP Publisher is supported as an alternative to FTP. It is available in free accounts. [5] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “URL” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 784 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2677 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 784 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2677 × 2048 pixel, file size: 1. ... Downtown Palo Alto Palo Alto is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA. Palo Alto is located at the northern end of the Silicon Valley, and is home to Stanford University (which is technically located in an adjacent area — Stanford, California... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Image hosting is a service that allows individuals to have the ability to upload different types of images to the Internet. ... A video hosting service allows individuals to upload images to an Internet website. ... Slideshow is a modern concatenation of Slide Show. A slideshow is a display of a series of chosen images, which is done for artistic or instructional purposes. ... Photo sharing is the publishing or transfer of a users digital photos online, thus enabling the user to share them with others (whether publicly or privately). ... A classical photo album A photo album is a collection of a series of photographs in a book. ... Example of an avatar as used on internet forums. ... A typical Internet forum discussion, with common elements such as quotes and spoiler brackets A page from a forum showcasing emoticons and Internet slang An Internet forum is a web application for holding discussions and posting user generated content. ... This article is about the online auction center. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Neopets (originally NeoPets) is a virtual pet website launched by Adam Powell and Donna Williams on November 15, 1999. ... Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto Facebook is a social networking website that allows people to communicate with their friends and exchange information. ... LiveJournal (often abbreviated LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal, or diary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Uptime is a measure of the time a computer system has been up and running. ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ... -1... Nude redirects here. ... The abbreviation FTP can refer to: The File Transfer Protocol used on the Internet. ...


Photobucket was named the fastest growing site of 2005 according to Nielsen/Netratings and now ranks as a Top 50 site by traffic according to ComScore.[6] As of October 4, 2007 they claim to have over 3,700,000,000 (3.7 billion) images uploaded to their site with the count growing. comScore is an internet marketing research company that provides marketing data and services to many of the internets largest businesses [1]. comScore tracks all internet data on its surveyed computers, giving it a great deal of insight into online behavior. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


In March 2007 Photobucket had a market share of 41.4 percent of U.S. visits to photography web sites[7]. As of March 28, 2007 Fortune Magazine reports that Photobucket has 36 million registered users and adds 85,000 new users per day. Fortune Magazine claims that more users visit Photobucket each month than Facebook. 56% of users are under 35, and 52% are female. [8] According to TechCrunch, 300,000 unique websites link back to Photobucket.[9] is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Categories: Magazines stubs | Time Warner subsidiaries | Business magazines ... Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto Facebook is a social networking website that allows people to communicate with their friends and exchange information. ... TechCrunch is a blog about Web 2. ...


Photobucket's investment bank, Lehman Brothers, values the company at $300 - $400 million or more.[9] To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. ...

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Acquisition by News Corporation

As of May 8, 2007, it was reported that Fox Interactive Media, a News Corporation subsidiary, were in advanced talks with Photobucket about a possible buyout. The price is rumoured to be as high as $250 million US. [10] On May 30, Fox Interactive Media confirmed that it had bought Photobucket and Flektor in separate transactions.[11] Terms were not disclosed. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an Australian media conglomerate company and one of the worlds largest. ...


See also

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Photo sharing is the publishing or transfer of a users digital photos online, thus enabling the user to share them with others (whether publicly or privately). ...

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/04/19/2-of-us-internet-traffic-through-photobucket/
  2. ^ http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/05/14/photobucket-closes-105-from-trinity-ventures/
  3. ^ http://photobucket.com/terms.php
  4. ^ http://photobucket.com/faq?catID=8&catSelected=f&topicID=88
  5. ^ http://tutorials.photobucket.com/tutorial_40.html
  6. ^ http://www.comscore.com/press/release.asp?press=1018
  7. ^ http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,130488-pg,1/article.html
  8. ^ http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/27/magazines/fortune/fastforward_photobucket.fortune/?postversion=2007032808 Fortune
  9. ^ a b http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/03/29/how-much-is-photobucket-worth/ TechCrunch
  10. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/08/technology/08photo.html?ref=business
  11. ^ Fox Interactive buys Photobucket

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  Results from FactBites:
 
2% of U.S. Internet Traffic goes through Photobucket (1736 words)
Photobucket isn’t as flashy as YouTube or Flickr, but they have 14 million users, 80 uploaded photos per second and, just two weeks after launching their video product are nearly matching YouTube with 30,000 daily uploaded videos (YouTube is 35,000/day).
Photobucket is not designed to be a destination site - their tools are focused on easy uploading, transcoding to flash (in the case of video) and posting to other sites.
Photobucket does have a free product, but it’s capped at 1 GB of storage, 10 GB of monthly bandwidth and, for video clips, 3 minutes of total footage per clip (YouTube is 10 minutes).
Photobucket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (103 words)
Photobucket is a website dedicated to mainly to image hosting, but has just recently added video hosting to their list of services.
Photobucket usually is used for personal photo albums,for remote storage of avatars displayed on Internet forums, and storage of videos.
Photobucket's image hosting is often used for eBay, MySpace accounts, livejournals, other blogs, and message boards.
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