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Yahoo Acquisitions Power Flickr’s New Object Recognition Search, Editing And Video Capture

April 17, 2014


Today, Yahoo launches new Flickr app for Android (and iOS coming soon.) They include the ability to shoot video in the apps, or upload it directly. There is also better search, more detailed statistics for individual photos and a redesigned interface that’s had a lot of the crap scraped off of the interface to present you with a more focused version of Flickr on mobile.

I spoke with head of Flickr Bernardo Hernandez about the new apps and Flickr’s new outlook and he emphasized over and over that Flickr had spent too long not ‘honoring’ its history as a prime repository for users’ images. An identity crisis, of sorts, that the team hopes to solve by refocusing Flickr on being the best photo app Flickr can be.

And I say app because there is also the recognition that the majority of image capture and browsing is happening on mobile now…

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