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Mere hours after announcing Yahoo will buy blogging site Tumblr, Marissa Mayer unveiled a revamped Flickr photo-sharing site.

Mere hours after announcing Yahoo will buy blogging site Tumblr, Marissa Mayer unveiled a revamped Flickr photo-sharing site.

Discussion:  Hours after Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, announced that it was buying blog site, Tumblr, it also announced that it was re-vamping Flickr.  Flickr, a photo-sharing service, had been falling out of use since Yahoo purchased the start-up in 2005.  Among other things, the updated site will allow users one terabyte of storage and a promise that the fidelity of uploaded pictures will not be compromised.  The new Flickr homepage also offers “endless scrolling”.

Source:  CNN News

Date:  May 20, 2013

Link:  http://money.cnn.com/2013/05/20/technology/social/yahoo-flickr/index.html

Discussion Questions:

  • Why was Flickr losing popularity since it was acquired by Yahoo?
  • What is “endless scrolling”?

 

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