A Brief History of Webshots

1995 –  Webshots was initially a sports oriented screen saver for desktop computers. Founders  Andrew Laakmann, Danna Laakmann, Nick Wilder, and Narendra Rocherolle migrated the software to the Web and the photo sharing website was born. 1999 – Founders sell Webshots to Excite@Home for $82.5 million in stock. 2001 – Excite@Home declares bankruptcy. Webshots assets purchased back by the…

Webshots No More

On October 2, 2012 Webshots was purchased by Threefold Photos and rebranded as Smile by Webshots. On that day, without warning, Threefold Photos surreptitiously installed Smile on thousands of computers. People were justifiably outraged. the software took over computers, removed access to photos, broke the url links to millions of photos posted on blogs and…