Has Yahoo acquired the platform photo sharing Flickr in 2005, compared to $ 35 million, but the fate of this area was suspended after the acquisition company American communications Verizon on Yahoo in the year 2017, compared to 4.5 million USD. It has been integrated platform Flickr with AOL in one department, and since then not clear what are the plans of Verizon to Flickr. However, it turns out now that Verizon didn’t have any plans to keep with Flickr, because it has now sold them to a service hosting images professional SmugMug. The report issued today from the website of USA Today indicates that the company is SmugMug, they acquired on the platform of Flickr at a price unknown.
Said CEO of SmugMug, Mr Don MacAskill clerk : ” I was able to Flickr survive despite the hardships, they also represent the essence of the fabric of the entire Internet “. He added : ” We are very pleased to have bumping into these two companies together to organize a community photo sharing and further innovation to its members “.
If so, why not Yahoo able to attract the interest of the normal user for Flickr, and for too long has been this service a favorite of those who were really interested in Photography. Instead, stuck to the normal user by the other such as Instagram and Snapchat, despite the renewal of the platform Flickr on many occasions in the past and add new features to the service by Yahoo.
I promised Don MacAskill the community of Flickr that their beloved will not go to any place and it will keep $ Flickr as an independent community separate from the community of SmugMug.
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