Facebook to launch photo sharing app?

TechCrunch is all in a lather about a series of screen shots of what they say is an impending Facebook photo sharing app. Facebook gets 6 billion photo uploads a month (if they charged a dollar per shot they could build 12 Steve Austins a year!) so the content is there. TechCrunch says that it will be a stand alone app, separate from Facebook, and work a little like other photo sharing sites like Instagram and Path. Given that Facebook has this massive bank of photos and an enormous user base, the app could be a lot more popular than any other similar app. Why would Facebook do this? How do they make money off it? How is it any better than just using regular old Facebook? Dunno. And we'll have to wait til they launch it.

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