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Cooliris Inc.
Subsidiary of Yahoo
Industry Computer software
Online media
Founded California (January 2006)
Founder Soujanya Bhumkar, Mayank Mehta, Josh Schwarzapel, Austin Shoemaker
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States

Cooliris, Inc. was a US corporation headquartered in San Francisco, CA, that developed photo viewing products on mobile, web, and desktop platforms. The company is best known for its signature user interface, the Cooliris 3D Wall, which provides a 3D-like immersive media-viewing experience.[1]

In January 2010, Google, Inc. tapped Cooliris to develop Android Gallery, the official native photo application now installed on over 40 million smartphones running on the Android (operating system).[2]

The company’s core product is the Cooliris mobile photo viewing and sharing app for iPad and iPhone, launched in July 2012.

Cooliris, Inc. is venture backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,[3] T-Venture, DAG Ventures, The Westly Group and NTT DOCOMO.[4]

On November 21, 2014, it was announced that Yahoo! had acquired Cooliris.[5]


Cooliris (for Mobile) is the company's core product. Launched July 2012, Cooliris is a mobile app designed for iPad and iPhone that features the ability to browse, share, and view photos and friends' photos from multiple sources. In March 2013, only a half year after its release to the public, the app had received over 3 million installs and crossed over 1 billion in connected photos.[6]

Cooliris for Desktop, formerly known as PicLens, is a web browser plugin for viewing digital images and videos from the web and desktop. The software places a small icon atop image thumbnails that appear on a webpage. Clicking on the icon takes the user away from the conventional webpage into the Cooliris 3D Wall, a 3D browsing environment that gives the user the effect of flying through a three-dimensional space.

Cooliris for Web, is an Adobe Flash-based rendition of the Cooliris 3D Wall that web developers and consumers can embed into their webpages for all visitors to view, interact, and share.

Android Gallery is the default native photo application on Android-based phones. Google tapped Cooliris to develop the official media app for Google's Nexus One smartphone, launched January 5, 2010.[7]

LiveShare is a messenger application for mobile and web to share photos in private photostreams. The app is available for iOS and Android.

Adjitsu is a CAD-based 3D display advertising application for iOS developed as a subdivision of Cooliris.

CoolPreviews, formerly known as Cooliris Previews, is a web browser plugin for Mozilla Firefox that lets the user preview pages from weblinks. CoolPreviews is the company's first product, launched in 2006. The plugin opens a preview window that displays the underlying content of a weblink when the user mouses over the link.


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