May 4, 2007

Yahoo To Announce Closure of Yahoo Photos Tomorrow

I am at a dinner event with Brad Garlinghouse (Yahoo SVP Communications & Communities) and Stewart Butterfield (Cofounder Flickr) are sitting at my table and told me that they will announce the closure of Yahoo Photos tomorrow. The actual closure will occur over the next few months, they say. The service will be shutdown in favor of the newer and more modern Flickr, which they acquired in March of 2005. There has long been an issue at Yahoo! where newer services have competed with older services, and Yahoo! have finally taken some strong action to getting their house in order with a consistent set of product offerings.


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