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Google acquires photo service Odysee and spins it into Google+

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

Google is to acquire photo and back-up service Odysee.

The web giant will merge the team behind the mobile app with its Google+ operations, but is yet to indicate why it bought out the firm.

"Odysee's vision was to be the easiest way for everyone to capture unlimited memories and access them everywhere. We are very excited to join Google where we'll continue to focus on building amazing products that people love," said the Odysee team in a statement.

"Our deepest thanks to every one of our users. To help you with the transition, the Odysee service will continue till February 23, and soon after that all your photos and videos will be available as a downloadable archive."

There acquisition adds fuel to rumours that Google is planning to separate its photo services from Google+ and offer them as standalone apps.

The Odysee apps have been removed from online storefronts and the service will be shuttered on February 23.

Digital Spy