NEW YORK, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Skylines (http://www.skylin.es), the world's first real-time photo search engine that matches the personal interests of users with real-time, relevant pictures, launched today at the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City. Skylines was selected from over 500 applicants to launch on-stage in front of over 1500 venture capitalists, journalists, industry influencers, technology innovators and enthusiasts.
"What Google™ is to website search; Skylines is to real-time photo search," said Martijn Pannevis, CEO of Skylines. "There are currently over 1.5 million public pictures shared every day via the Internet in hundreds of ways. Skylines is the only place where people can easily find photos captured in real-time based on their own personal interests and likes, and share them with the world."
Skylines features search functionality that focuses on the interest graph rather than the social graph. Interests can be someone, something or somewhere, and are mined using Facebook Likes, Twitter (hashtags and saved searches), or are created manually. Skylines searches and filters a variety of photo services in real-time including yFrog, Instagram, Twitpic and Mobypicture, and instantly delivers results that are relevant to each user's interests. The end result is that everyone can see his or her own personal "skyline", and share his or her pictures via Facebook, Twitter or email.
Skylines also announced today the simultaneous release of their new mobile applications, Skylines for iPhone and iPod Touch, and Skylines for Android, and the launch of a backchannel that opened today specifically for the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011 conference (hashtag: #tcdisrupt). The Skylines mobile applications and backchannel were developed using Skylines' own API which the company plans to release to the developer community soon. Advance registration for notification of the Skylines API starts today at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC.
About TechCrunch Disrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011(http://disrupt.techcrunch.com) is TechCrunch's second annual conference in New York City attracting over 1,500 leading technology innovators and investors and over 150 new startups. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate the timeliest disruptions in media, advertising and technology. Afternoons host the Startup Battlefield where 25 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 500 applications received from around the world. Another 100 early-stage startups will exhibit in Startup Alley. TechCrunch will award a $50,000 grand prize along with other award recognitions at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is May 23-25, 2011, at Pier 94 located at 711 12th Avenue (at 55th Street & West Side Hwy) in Midtown New York.
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See what you like at Skylines (http://www.skylin.es), the world's first real-time photo search engine that matches the personal interests of users with real-time, relevant pictures. Skylines features search functionality that focuses on the interest graph rather than the social graph. Interests can be someone, something or somewhere, and are mined using Facebook Likes, Twitter (hashtags and saved searches), Foursquare mayorships, or created manually. Skylines searches a variety of photo services in real-time including yFrog, Instagram, Twitpic and Mobypicture, and instantly delivers results that are relevant to each user's skyline.
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