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Yahoo Image Search Gets More Personalized With Flickr Integration

Yahoo Image Search Gets More Personalized With Flickr Integration

Yahoo announced that it has revamped its image search offering to include imagery from Flickr on a personalized basis. In addition to showing web results, it will also now display Flickr-based images from your own Flickr account, from people you follow on Flickr, and “top” public photos from the service. Yahoo says it only shows images from your Flickr account …

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Flickr Just Got A Big Redesign. What Do You Think?

Flickr just unveiled a major overhaul of its upload, photostream, share and search experience across mobile and desktop. It comes with the company’s advanced image recognition technology. “This new set of tools and powerful search will make it easier to access, organize, and share your photos anywhere,” a spokesperson for Flickr tells WebProNews. So far, I haven’t seen a lot …

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Flickr Apologizes For Selling User Photos

A few weeks ago, Yahoo’s Flickr angered some photographers by selling their work for profit, which it would not share with them. The complaints started, and eventually it became a news story, which gained national attention courtesy of The Wall Street Journal. Now, the company is saying it’s sorry, and is changing its plans. Did you follow this story when …

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Yahoo Angers Photographers By Selling Their Work

How would you feel if the photo storage service you use decided to start selling your photos, and not share the profits with you? That’s what Yahoo’s Flickr is doing, and it’s leaving a bad taste in the mouths of some. Assuming the provider is within its legal bounds to be able to do so, would you mind if they …

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Flickr Finally Lets You Embed Photos Across the Web

In an effort to spread its presence across the web, Yahoo-owned photo sharing site Flickr has finally launched web embeds. Starting today, you can embed any public photo (or stream of photos) on your blog or site. Yes, only publicly shared photos – Flickr isn’t allowing people to just embed private photos, so don’t worry. Also, it’s not just a …

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Yahoo Launches Flickr Photo Books

Yahoo has decided to add a new revenue stream to Flickr with the launch of Photo Books, which let users order books comprised of their photos. “Pick your favorite photo set, click on the Photo Book icon, and we’ll automatically turn it into a beautiful book for you,” says Flickr VP Tom Hughes. “In almost no time, you can turn …

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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: The Best Use of Pumpkins You’ll See This Halloween

The reinvention of the common Jack O’Lantern was kicked into overdrive with the explosion of social media. Pictures from people eager to share their stencil-powered carved gourds that pay homage to everything from video games to favorite sports icons. And this is a good thing. Jack O’Lanterns are pretty damn awesome and so is the creativity and craftsmanship involved. However, …

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Maroon 5 Discovered Amazing Photographer Rosie Hardy

When Rosie Hardy, just a sweet girl of 15 at the time, was in search for the perfect MySpace picture for her own page, she never could have imagined that search would lead to where it has today. She is, in fact, the girl on the cover of Maroon 5‘s album “Hands All Over”. “Photography was really just a hobby …

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Flickr Tests ‘New Photo Experience’ with 25% Larger Photos

Continuing on the path to making Flickr awesome again, the Yahoo-owned company has taken a step to make viewing photos on the web a lot more enjoyable. “The new photo experience now gives you the largest possible image, while not deprecating the story around a photo. With the new photo experience the image is about 25% bigger than on the …

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Flickr for iOS Gets Auto-Upload, Auto-Straightening

If you use Flickr on iOS 7, you no longer have to manually upload your photos (unless you really want to). Flickr has just announced an update that brings an auto-upload function to the app. Just like auto-upload functions on apps like Google+ and Facebook, you can opt-in to having any photos you take automatically upload to your Flickr accounts. …

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Flickr Just Launched A Big Improvement For iPhone Users

Yahoo announced today that it is launching a new photo taking experience for iPhone users aimed at taking better advantage of what the device’s camera has to offer. The iPhone 5, by the way, is the most popular camera on Flickr. “In our view, taking a photo should be an enhancement of what you’re experiencing and seeing through your device,” …

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Yahoo Buys IQ Engines To Improve Flickr

Yes, Yahoo is still acquiring companies. This time it’s IQ Engines, an image search company, as first reported by AFP. IQ Engines does indeed have a message about the acquisition posted on its homepage: We are thrilled to announce that IQ Engines is joining the Flickr team at Yahoo!. As longtime Flickr fans and fellow photography enthusiasts, we look forward …

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Yahoo Mail Gets New Flickr Integration

For those of you still getting adjusted to the new Yahoo Mail, Yahoo has a new feature for you, and it utilizes Fllickr, another product Yahoo recently redesigned. The new integration lets users share individual photos or sets right from Flickr from within Yahoo Mail. “Since you’re sending and receiving hundreds of millions of photos in Yahoo! Mail every single …

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Yahoo Acquires GhostBird Software To Integrate With Flickr

Yahoo just keeps on acquiring companies.This time it’s GhostBird Software, which the company will use to enhance the recently enhanced Flickr even further. GhostBird makes the photo apps KitCam and PhotoForge2. “We’ll integrate many of the mobile photography experiences from GhostBird into our Flickr apps,” a Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews. Travis Houlette and Ye Lu of GhostBird will join Yahoo’s …

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Flickr Now Offers a Terabyte of Storage, New Photo-Rich Interface

Just one day after Yahoo announced that former Googler Marissa Mayer would be taking the reigns as the new CEO, the internet rose up with its first request: Please make Flickr awesome again. Ever since Yahoo acquired the photo-sharing service back in 2005, users have dropped off and the quality of the experience has gone down – at least according …

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Yahoo Launches New Weather App For iPhone

In addition to its new Mail app for iPad and Android, Yahoo has unveiled a new Weather app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app utilizes images from Flickr to show current local conditions. Yahoo Director of Mobile and Emerging Products, Marco Wirasinghe, says, “Inside you’ll find stunning snapshots of weather around the world. With a tilt of your …

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Anonymous Hacks North Korea’s Twitter, Flickr Accounts

Did you know North Korea has a Twitter and flickr account? The nation uses these accounts to spread its propaganda, but recent world events have made the nation’s online presence a target for hackers. The Guardian reports that North Korea’s Twitter and flickr accounts have been compromised by hackers claiming to be a part of Anonymous. The reasoning behind the …

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Flickr for iOS Adds Hashtag Support

The new version of Flickr for iOS bringss the photo-sharing app a little more in line with similar social apps Instagram and Twitter. Now, when you take a no filter, beach picture in the middle of summer, you can post it on Flickr’s iOS app as a #nofilter picture of the #beach in #summer. Yep, Flickr for iOS now has …

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Flickr for iOS Gets Faster Uploading, Tagging, and More

Flickr’s iOS app has just received an update that includes an array of new features as well as the general “making it faster” claim. First up, Flickr photo uploading is now faster: Uploads from the Flickr app are much faster. We did some magic to optimize uploads, but also start uploading in the background while you think about the photo’s …

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Yahoo Image Search Gets Creative Commons Flickr Images

Yahoo announced that it has added images from Flickr that are available for re-use or re-posting under Creative Commons terms to it Image Search results. This includes tens of millions of photos. To access these images, simply go to Yahoo Image Search, and search like normal, then if you want to use something, just select the “labeled for reuse” filter …

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Flickr Becomes More Like Instagram On iOS

Just yesterday, Yahoo released a major update for its email client that promises “speed, ease of use, and cross device availability.” Now the company is updating its other core Web property – flickr. Yahoo has released two major updates for flickr today – one for iOS and the other for the Web version. The iOS app received much of the …

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Flickr Helps Scientists Discover New Species Of Insect

I always thought that we knew everything there ever was to know about insects. They’re everywhere and they’re not exactly hard to find. Where would we ever find new species? A Flickr user, Hock Ping Guek, took some pictures of an insect, but only found out later that he had discovered an entirely new species. A scientific report recently came …

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Flickr Responds To “Dear Marissa Mayer” Campaign With Job Posting

Earlier this week, Yahoo shocked the tech world by naming Google’s Marissa Mayer their new President and CEO. Mayer, who worked at Google for 13 years, was the company’s 20th employee, first female engineer, and was instrumental in making the company the search giant they are today. Not 24 hours later, Mayer already had a big request from the internet …

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Marissa Mayer Gets Her First Request From The Internet Community

Yesterday, Yahoo announced the surprising news that they had hired ex-Googler Marissa Mayer as their next President and CEO. Mayer, who was Google’s 20th employee, first female engineer, and youngest executive, had recently been leading Google’s local team. It was surprising in that both parties involved did a great job a keeping everything under wraps, and many felt that Yahoo’s …

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Flickr Levels Up With Nokia’s Sexy Maps & Satellite Images

Flickr announced today that it’s upgrading the maps that support the site’s geotagging feature with the help of Nokia’s very pretty, very detailed maps. The popular photo-sharing site has previously worked with (and will continue to work with) OpenStreetMap in order to fill in the gaps left by commercial maps but Nokia will be the major provider of awesome, updated …

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So Are These Photos of Earth or the TRON Mainframe?

If you guessed Earth, or at least some aspect of Earth, give yourself an extra latte today. These photos were taken from the International Space Station using an extended exposure (although up in space like that, who knows exactly how extended the exposure would need to be) in order to capture the intersecting light trails of both the stars and …

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Pinterest Rolls Out Attribution For Flickr

Photo-and-idea sharing site Pinterest has been battling its way through copyright complaints practically since it was formed, even going head-to-head with image giant Getty over the way their images are being used and distributed throughout the site. Now, they’re rolling out a way to make attribution and tracking easier for both the user and the owner of the copyrighted material. …

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Flickr Groups Gets a New View, Sidebar, and API Methods

Flickr today announced that several features have been added to Flickr Groups including a new view with a sidebar and better API methods. The announcement came on the Flickr Blog, where the company has been announcing quite a few recent changes to its website. The new view for Flickr Groups galleries is “Justified,” which, as seen above, moves all of …

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Flickr Introduces ‘Liquid’ Layout

Photo sharing platform Flickr has been undergoing a redesign, recently launching a new uploader that accommodates larger pictures, in line with the platform’s philosophy of “Large sizes + Low compression = Beautiful Photos.” Now hi-resolution pictures are viewable via Flickr’s main page, according to the site’s blog. Flickr calls this its “liquid” layout, and adjusts photo size according to the …

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