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  • PhotoSync Is A Simple Way To Import Your Flickr Photos Into Facebook

    PhotoSync Is A Simple Way To Import Your Flickr Photos Into Facebook

    Yes I know that Flickr offers a dinky Facebook Newsfeed sync and there are plenty of other services that offer pretty complex Flickr photo-syncing tools, but this post is for the three of you that want to prevent this from happening to you and don’t have 20 minutes to spend figuring something else out. Read More

  • As Instagram Innovates, Yahoo Product Head Makes "Early Flickr" Comparison

    As Instagram Innovates, Yahoo Product Head Makes "Early Flickr" Comparison

    Tech pundits like to compare Instagram and Flickr, because they both created a lot of excitement and a community around photo-sharing in their heydays (Instagram is currently in the middle of its moment). Both take/took advantage of the zeitgeist tech concepts of the time, Flickr leveraged tagging and the ability to upload a photo via an email address and Instagram leveraged the proliferation… Read More

  • iPhone 4 About To Be Flickr's Top Camera. Point & Shoots? Pretty Much The Opposite.

    iPhone 4 About To Be Flickr's Top Camera. Point & Shoots? Pretty Much The Opposite.

    What’s the most popular camera used in terms of pictures taken that are uploaded to Flickr? Right now, it’s the Nikon D90. But in about a month or so, it will be Apple’s iPhone 4. What’s amazing is that D90 is nearly three years old. The iPhone 4 is not even a year old. Just look at a the chart above. The rise has been spectacular. But it’s hardly the first time… Read More

  • I Won't Use Flickr Until They Release My Photo Hostages

    I Won't Use Flickr Until They Release My Photo Hostages

    Freemium business models are always hard. You have to give users enough for free that they try your service out and get hooked. Then you hit them with fees for upgraded features that make it even better. With a perfect product people don’t mind paying because they feel like it’s good value. Flickr is a freemium service. But they have more of a hostage taking business model. It may… Read More

  • Flickr Dips Its Toes Into Social With Twitter And Facebook 'Share This' Features

    Flickr Dips Its Toes Into Social With Twitter And Facebook 'Share This' Features

    Photo-sharing site Flickr, which has limitless potential in terms of the sheer number of photos stored on the service (over 5 billion at last count),  has made it easier for users to share their photos today with new Twitter and Facebook “Share This” features. A share interface re-vamp comes along with the new features. While previously you could only share photostreams… Read More

  • Former Flickr Product Chief Lands At Bitly

    Former Flickr Product Chief Lands At Bitly

    Flickr’s recently departed product chief Matthew Rothenberg is landing in a new job in New York City. He was just hired by bitly to become its new VP of Product. He will be moving from California. Score another one for the New York startup scene. Rothenberg’s decision to leave Flickr, which he says has more to do with personal reasons, is nevertheless seen as yet another sign… Read More

  • Flickr Burning As Yahoo Fiddles: Head Of Service Walks Away

    Flickr Burning As Yahoo Fiddles: Head Of Service Walks Away

    When you ask Yahoo who is in charge of Flickr, they always point to one man: Matthew Rothenberg. Well, technically, there are people at Yahoo above him in charge of the group of products that Flickr is in (Applications Division). But it’s Rothenberg, as head of product, who they’ll tell you is leading the day to day. Not anymore. Rothenberg is out as head of product for Flickr. Read More

  • Flickr Confirms Taking Down Egyptian Blogger's Photos, Cites Community Guidelines Violation

    Flickr Confirms Taking Down Egyptian Blogger's Photos, Cites Community Guidelines Violation

    Last weekend Egyptian protestors broke into Amn al Dowla, the Cairo headquarters for the Egyptian security agency, and removed a “treasure trove” of video disks, hard disks and CDs with government documents from the Mubarak era. Egyptian blogger Hossam Arabway came into possession of a CD from the raid and has been uploading a set of Secret Service officer pics to Flickr for the… Read More

  • Yahoo Engineer Complains About Lack Of Innovation At Yahoo

    Yahoo Engineer Complains About Lack Of Innovation At Yahoo

    Right now Yahoo engineer Jeremy Johnstone is my hero. Frustrated with with Flickr’s lack of HTML5 support on the web, Johnstone — whose position is currently “Technical Yahoo!” on the Yahoo For Good team — has decided to take his employer to task, where else? In his Flickr stream. Earlier today Johnstone posted the above image, with the following… Read More

  • Flickr Accidentally Wipes Out Account: Five Years And 4,000 Photos Down The Drain

    Flickr Accidentally Wipes Out Account: Five Years And 4,000 Photos Down The Drain

    Yahoo’s Flickr may have another PR nightmare on their hands. IT architect and Flickr user Mirco Wilhelm couldn’t log on to his 5-year old account yesterday, and when he asked the Flickr team about this issue they flat out told him they had accidentally flushed his entire account, and the 4,000 photos that were in it, straight down the drain. Apparently Wilhelm reported a Flickr… Read More

  • Flicksquare Sends Your Foursquare Check-In Photos To Flickr

    Flicksquare Sends Your Foursquare Check-In Photos To Flickr

    Inspired by a tweet from First Round Capital VC Charlie O’Donnell (“Can someone hack a Foursquare app that cc’s my checkin photos to Flickr?”), developer Benny Wong has created Flicksquare, an app that takes advantage of Foursquare’s recent enabling of photo check-in features, allowing you to also send your Foursquare photos to Flickr. While Foursquare gave… Read More

  • Flickr Should Have Built Instagram. But They Didn't. Here's Why.

    Flickr Should Have Built Instagram. But They Didn't. Here's Why.

    Back in June, we reported on the departure of Kellan Elliott-McCrea from Yahoo. While not hugely known outside the developer community, we had received several tips indicating just how important Elliott-McCrea was to the Flickr team, where his role as “Architect” was supposedly “vital” to the service. So who better to answer questions about Flickr than Elliott-McCrea… Read More

  • Yahoo Just Killed… Consumer Confidence In Them

    Yahoo Just Killed… Consumer Confidence In Them

    It has been fairly amazing to watch this Yahoo “sunsetting” news over the past 48 hours. It seemed to go from a bad leak, to huge backlash, to PR disaster, to confusion, to worse PR disaster. Now Yahoo, by way of Delicious (the most prominent service being “sunset”), has responded by lashing out at all the press for the coverage of the fiasco. Danny Sullivan just did… Read More

  • 2010's iPad App Of The Year, Flipboard, Solidifies Its Crown With Massive Update

    2010's iPad App Of The Year, Flipboard, Solidifies Its Crown With Massive Update

    Given the success Apple has seen this year with the launch of the iPad, they decided to single out the device to give it its own “App of the Year” award. The winner? Flipboard. The social magazine app launched in July with some glowing reviews and since then, a few small updates have made it even better. But the update they’re releasing today makes it a lot better. So much… Read More

  • Compete Top 50: Bing And Ask Rise – MySpace, MapQuest And Flickr Fall

    Compete Top 50: Bing And Ask Rise – MySpace, MapQuest And Flickr Fall

    Online analytics company Compete has just published its ranking of the top 50 websites for September 2010, giving some insights into current visitor trends (and not absolute numbers, as the company tends to undercount traffic for most websites). Compete’s data compilation shows increasing traffic to Microsoft’s search engine Bing (up 11.7 percent for the month and 108.5 percent for… Read More

  • Flickr Hits Its 5 Billionth Photo, And Here It Is

    Flickr Hits Its 5 Billionth Photo, And Here It Is

    According to Media Culpa a blog that apparently obsessively tracks these things, photo-sharing site Flickr has hit the 5 billionth photo milestone today with the above, uploaded  by Flickr  user yeoaaron. Media culpa blogger Hans Kullin also points out that Flickr has been growing at about 1 billion photos per year, over the past 3 years, eclipsed in market share by social giant Facebook… Read More

  • Stipple Lets You Tag Friends In Photos, Even If You Post Them On Your Own Site

    Stipple Lets You Tag Friends In Photos, Even If You Post Them On Your Own Site

    We’re all pretty familiar with tagging people on sites like Facebook and Flickr. It’s a great way to let the people who are in the pictures know you’ve uploaded shots of them, and it’s also a good way for others to see who the persons are in the photos they’re looking at. But what if you’d rather steer clear of the walled gardens of the Web and upload photos… Read More

  • Zuckerberg: Facebook Photos Used 5 Or 6 Times More Than Competitors — Combined

    Zuckerberg: Facebook Photos Used 5 Or 6 Times More Than Competitors — Combined

    Yesterday, Facebook held a developer’s garage event at their headquarters in Palo Alto. To kick things off, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to talk a bit about the history of Facebook. Notably, he focused on Facebook Photos as being a key catalyst that led to everything the social network is today. He noted that when they launched the product, they didn’t have all of the… Read More

  • The Flickr Bogan-Martin Award For "Media Overreaction"

    The Flickr Bogan-Martin Award For "Media Overreaction"

    One thing you can say about the Flickr team – there’s some fight in ‘em. They apparently were not super pleased with our coverage of their annual (and unofficial) Grant-Pattishall Award given each year to the Yahoo engineer who “who breaks Flickr in the most spectacular way.” I’m not sure why, I think the award is fun. So now they have a new award, called… Read More

  • Flickr Awards This Year's Grant-Pattishall Award

    Flickr Awards This Year's Grant-Pattishall Award

    I have to say that before today I’d never heard of the Grant-Pattishall Award given each year to the Yahoo engineer who “who breaks Flickr in the most spectacular way.” But today they awarded it to Daniel Bogan, and he has been added to the list. What did Bogan do to break Flickr? We’re hoping to find out soon enough. Comments and tips with more information are appreciated. Read More