All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Flickr’
Flickr, like any good site that relies on user uploads to exist, keeps track of what technology is being used by its members, especially cameras. When you consider the amount of usage the service gets — Flickr received its 5 billionth image upload in September 2010 — a breakdown of the data Flickr records can be awfully revealing; again, especially …
One of Yahoo’s strongest properties will soon lose its head of product. Late yesterday, Matthew Rothenberg announced that he’s leaving Flickr after working at the organization for about five years. To head off speculation, this move doesn’t necessarily relate to Yahoo’s decline or any planned changes at Flickr. Rothenberg wrote in a blog post, “Against all odds (and in the …
Users of Yahoo’s popular photo-sharing site can now more easily interact with it through Google’s mobile operating system. Today, Flickr made it possible for Android device owners to bypass the old upload-by-email approach to transmitting pictures.
A Yahoo spokesperson explained in an email to WebProNews, "Flickr has introduced new browser-based photo uploads on Android 2.2 today to enable more seamless uploading from your mobile device to the Flickr site."
Update: After several weeks of pubic preview, the new photo pages are now being rolled out to everyone.
Original Article: Flickr has launched a new photo page. Some elements of the page have been enlarged, or "embiggened" as Flickr puts it. Photos are now displayed in a bigger 640 pixel width and the photo page itself is wider.
I saw an article on the the San Francisco Chronicle web site today entitled “Oakland Police Looking for Looting Suspects.” The article reports on the Oakland Police Department’s latest efforts to prosecute looters who participated in last week’s Johannes Merserle protest that turned violent with rioting and looting taking place after dark. Oakland PD has now released a number of photos of alleged looters from that evening’s protest.
Typo-prone photographers appear to owe Yahoo a "thank you." After making at least one generous offer and then resorting to a lawsuit, the company’s acquired Flicker.com, presumably for the sake of saving people who misspell "Flickr" from visiting the wrong site.
Yahoo has been integrating Facebook into its properties more deeply, and Flickr is no exception. The company announced that it is launching a new and improved way to share Flickr photos on Facebook.
Users can simply connect their Flickr and Facebook accounts, and Flickr will automatically send updates to your Facebook feed every time a new photo (or video) is uploaded).
Face.com, the developers of the facial recognition technology behind Facebook apps like Photo Tagger and Photo Finder announced that it is opening up its API, which will allow developers to take advantage of this technology anywhere on the web. We had a chat with Face.com founder Gil Hirsch, who talked about the technology, the API, Facebook’s Open Graph, and what kind of apps we can expect to see around this API.