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Yahoo to Shut Yahoo Photos Service, Pushing Flickr

11:58 am on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo Inc. is shutting down Yahoo Photos, its first-generation photo storage site, and asking users to move instead to Yahoo's Web 2.0 photo sharing site, Flickr, a Yahoo official said on Thursday.

In June, tens of millions of registered users of Yahoo Photos will be notified of various options including upgrading to Yahoo's Flickr service or various outside-photo storage sites, according to Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield.

Yahoo also will offer consumers the option of loading their photos on competing sites when users are notified next month.

Yahoo to Shut Yahoo Photos Service, Pushing Flickr [uk.reuters.com]
1:01 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Discussing the business aspect of "pushing" Flickr, it is quite an expected move. Businesses need to develop even when they are to cause inconvenience to their users.
1:04 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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They haven't even finished migrating all accounts to the new version of Yahoo Photos, which was supposed to be very Web 2.0.
7:50 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I use Flickr & love it.

Easy to use, not a lot of restrictions & a large allowance of space on the free side.

I can understand why they want to migrate accounts there.

9:04 am on May 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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That is expected and very nice move