Monday, May 07, 2007

Yahoo Photos going dark as Flickr shines on

Yahoo is going to announce the shut down of Yahoo Photos in favor of Flickr that yahoo acquired two years ago though Yahoo Photos for years was the No. 1 or No. 2 most-visited photo site on the Web (more than 2 billion images are stored on Yahoo Photos and nearly 500 million on Flickr). In USA TODAY, Jefferson Graham writes:

Yahoo Photos will be shut down by the fall. Users will be directed over a three-month period to transfer their images to Flickr or other photo sites such as Shutterfly, Kodak Gallery, Snapfish or Photobucket. Yahoo says it will make the transition easy, with a one-click transfer process...Charlene Li, an analyst with market tracker Forrester Research, says Yahoo needed to make the change because photos on Yahoo couldn't be tracked in search engines.

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