Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 28 August 2014

Yahoo in one terabyte Flickr reboot

Yahoo says it is rebooting its languishing photo-sharing site Flickr with plans to make it "awesome" again.

The news comes as the company announces its 1.1 billion-dollar (£723m) acquisition of blogging platform Tumblr.

Yahoo said at an event in New York City that it was now offering Flickr users one terabyte of online storage for free. One terabyte is 1,024 gigabytes - enough to store more than 500,000 images at a resolution common to most smartphones.

Yahoo has redesigned the Flickr website to emphasise photos rather than text or white space. Photos are bigger and shared in full resolution rather than compressed into a lower quality.

Flickr also launched a new Android app to follow the December unveiling of a new iPhone app.

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