The Future Of Flickr & SmugMug from SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill
Flickr will live on.
Yahoo Finally Unveils New Flickr for iPad App
Yahoo’s continued quest to bring Flickr back to the forefront of online photo sharing may be a losing battle, but you can’t fault the company for trying. Their latest attempt at improving the photo networks profile is a new iOS app version specifically for iPad.
Flickr Changes Continue as Company Redesigns Photo Pages
After going years and years without making a meaningful change to Flickr it has become apparent that Yahoo has done almost a complete 180. Earlier this year Yahoo completely redesigned and overhauled most of the popular photo sharing service, and now not even a year later we have some more changes coming down the pipe.
Redesign Worked, Flickr Usage On The Rise
It has been almost 3 months since the Flickr redesign and the effects of that investment by Yahoo are already being seen. While many long time users pushed back against the “new Flickr” the gamble appears to have worked in Yahoo’s favor, traffic and usage are up across the board, and they are only rising.
Yahoo Acquires IQ Engines to Improve Flickr
Yahoo has been on a major shopping spree since Marissa Mayer took the helm over there. They are buying small start-ups left and right trying to build a better portfolio to better compete with the likes of Google. The latest of those acquisitions is image recognition company IQ Engines, who was purchased and is in the process of being integrated into the Flickr team.
Yahoo Acquires Qwiki Video Sharing App
It that appears video sharing is the new social media battle ground, just after Facebook/Instagram stole Vine/Twitter’s Thunder it has now been announced that Yahoo has acquired Qwiki. The move comes as Yahoo battles to remain relevant in this digital world continually dominated by social media.
Yahoo trying to Resurrect Flickr? Media Event Scheduled for Monday
Earlier Today Yahoo sent out a press release inviting the media to a special “product-related” event to be held in New York City on Monday afternoon. Bloomberg is reporting that a source close to the matter has told them that the event has been scheduled to announce new updates to Flickr.