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Domain

webshots.com


Number of Technologies

35

Founded Year

1995


Number of Contacts

3

Alexa Rank

94,379


Number of Job Postings

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About webshots.com

Webshots, the pioneering photo sharing site founded in 1995, released its Webshots Wallpaper & Screensaver in May 2013. The original founders re-acquired the company from American Greetings in October 2012, making this the third time that they have owned their own company. Webshots Wallpaper & Screensaver offers a Gallery of 1,000 professional photos and new photos published daily. Among many milestones, Webshots created the first versions of photo uploading, public photo sharing, image search, cloud-enabled photo management, and social network “following” way back in 1999. By 2004, it was a Top 20 media property and in the mainstream long before Flickr became the photo sharing [icon](http://www.techcrunch.com/2005/12/30/web-20-companies-i-couldnt-live-without/) of the Web 2.0 era. At its peak, Webshots had more than 40 million members and the most downloaded wallpaper/screensaver software in history. Webshots’ corporate [timeline](http://www.talkcrunch.com/2006/03/15/episode-1-google-calendar-v-the-competition/) serves as a Silicon Valley history lesson in itself. Riding the wave of the .COM boom, Webshots was aquired by Excite@Home for for $82 million. Once the bubble burst and Excite went bankrupt, Webshots' founders reacquired the company for pennies on the dollar. As Web 2.0 gained steam, it was sold again to CNET for $71 million. CNET in turn sold the company to [sold](http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/10/25/cnet-sells-webshots-for-45-million/) to American Greetings for $45 million, as competitors like [Flickr](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/flickr) and [Facebook](http://www.crunchbase.com/company/facebook) began their ascendancy photo sharing market. In 2012, it returned to the original owners again in the form of Threefold Photos, Inc.

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