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Yahoo buys Flickr
their on a buying and growing spree
amznVibe




msg:821128
 6:37 am on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

[reuters.com...]

What is going to happen to Flickr?
Flickr will be continuing on the path it's on -- to Flickr 1.0 and beyond. We'll be working with a bunch of people that Totally Get Flickr and want to preserve the community and the flavor of what is here. We're going to grow and change, but we're in it for the long haul, with the same management and same team.

<added>link to Reuters

[edited by: engine at 10:45 am (utc) on Mar. 21, 2005]

 

14yearsproven




msg:821129
 10:24 am on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Please Please does anyone know how much yahoo paid for flickr?
Thanks from NEw Zealand

14yearsproven




msg:821130
 10:53 am on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

looks like 40 MILLION

not too bad~

amznVibe




msg:821131
 1:31 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Of course there is also word from the horse's mouth [blog.flickr.com].

Is promising not to turn evil a standard business practice now?

tomld2




msg:821132
 3:02 am on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

I read about VC's and others constantly contacting Flickr mgnt trying to get a piece and now it's happened. But I don't get it. Why do so many big companies want Flickr? I know little about it, but aren't they basically a free photo sharing community? Why do these big companies put so much value in Flickr?

Someone please explain the attraction...

Also I read Flickr has been around just one year? How the heck did they get so big, so quick?

Marcia




msg:821133
 5:43 am on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

If this had been about Google, there would probably have been 100 posts about it already. I don't know why others were after Flickr, but I can pretty well take what could be a good guess why Yahoo was.

Yahoo, on the other hand, seems to be pulling it all in. At the time of the jobs acquisition there was an article that quoted one of their people (can't find it - might have been Terry Sempel) as saying that their intention long term was to bring as much as possible in-house.

Is Yahoo holding a trump card? [webmasterworld.com]

Branding. Name recognition. Your one-stop source for anything and everything you can think of or will ever want or need.

That was back in June, 2003, and times and circumstances have certainly changed since then; but IMHO Yahoo is not only still holding a trump card, but is also playing with a deck heavily stacked in their favor.

People are not paying proper attention to Yahoo, and are paying far too little attention to Yahoo optimization as well. IMHO, that is a big mistake.

nonstop




msg:821134
 7:24 am on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

why is Flickr worth 40 million?

14yearsproven




msg:821135
 9:22 am on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Flickr is worth more then 40 million,

with the average online time at 14 hours per month and 3g cell phones hitting North America,
How many of those 14 hours will people be looking at their pictures and friends pictures and family pictures and blogging pictures every month and every day

I say 7 hours - Half, may take a little time but not to much time
Blogging is taking over media
and pics online will take over search engines

tictoc




msg:821136
 3:55 am on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

..And in bigger news HP acquired Snapfish. The big dogs are hungry for online photo sharing!

GrendelKhan TSU




msg:821137
 6:48 am on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

That was back in June, 2003, and times and circumstances have certainly changed since then; but IMHO Yahoo is not only still holding a trump card, but is also playing with a deck heavily stacked in their favor.

People are not paying proper attention to Yahoo, and are paying far too little attention to Yahoo optimization as well. IMHO, that is a big mistake.

I agree.

You see much more direct examples of this point here in korea. And not just yahoo but with other portals which dominate the market here (yahoo is 3rd? in the market here---a distant third). Remember, google is a small (very small) player in terms of destination sites for search (they do backfill and/or provide search for big korean portals...but that's not the same thing and not my point).

flickr looks awesome and comparing it with Hello/Picasa....dead heat...though might give a SLIGHT edge to flcker. So there you go.

tomld2




msg:821138
 5:35 pm on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

If you break it down, Flickr is pretty astonishing. How in the heck did two ordinary, every day business people, with no money, create a website and a year later have 1,000,000 registered users? That is incredible. Can anyone make sense of their marketing strategy that made them so successful to quick?

It had to have been almost entirely word of mouth, but even still that's 2,700 new users a day.

Is it just a case of a truly great product filling a need that wasnt previously filled?

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