flickr in smugmug

Long time inaudible, Flickr is rumored to have been acquired by the photo hosting service, SmugMug. No mention of nominal acquisition given SmugMug to photo and video hosting sites that once had owned Yahoo. When Yahoo purchased from Ludicorp in 2005, Flickr seemed to be reluctant to die. Yahoo tried to develop Flickr with several times to renovate its appearance. But the effort was not fruitful, moreover, one of Flickr’s top brass and interface designer, George Oates, was expelled from the Flickr team by Yahoo since 2008. The burden gets heavier when Instagram starts to rise in 2012.
Prior to SmugMug’s official proposal, Flickr was acquired by Verizon, beberengan with the acquisition of Verizon against Yahoo in 2016. The acquisition value of Verizon when annexing Yahoo at that time not less, ie 4.5 billion US dollars (about Rp 62.4 trillion). “Flickr has gone through the ups and downs on the internet”, says CEO SmugMug Don MacAskill, summarized KompasTekno from The Verge on Sunday (4/22/2018). After this acquisition, SmugMug claims to free Flickr to stand as a standalone service and can provide more attention and resources than when joining Oath, who is Verizon’s subsidiary.

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