Episode 5: Riya Launch
by Nik Cubrilovic on April 10, 2006

According to Riya there are 300 billion digital photographs stored in various places today, and they want to help us organise them. Riya is a photo sharing and search site that will tag and index your photos automatically using intelligent recognition. Riya took the web by storm when it launched it’s beta last year and amongst the hype, rumors of an acquisition, and $15M Series B round of funding has managed to build a great service. Riya released their public beta 2 weeks ago and since has seen great uptake of the service – living up to many expectations.

In the fifth episode of Talkcrunch we are joined by founder and CEO of Riya, Munjal Shah, and Riya’s online marketing and blogging head Tara Hunt. We talk about the launch, how Riya was developed, the challenges they faced in developing the application and other topics.

During the podcast we learn that Riya is more than just web-based photo sharing in many ways, it makes it easier to find images and to access the metadata associated with your photos. Munjal and Tara take us through some of the plans that they have for the future of Riya now that they are a public service.

TechCrunch posts on Riya are here.

Download size: 18.2MB
Duration: 39:20

Update: There was a small problem with the original file which has been updated now. Apologies.

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