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« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2013, 00:20 »
there are already rumors about using Flickr as a storage for pirated warez using steganography and embedding data into images or videos, the files will look legitimate but inside there will be RAR/ZIP files, there are already apps for that.

« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2013, 17:41 »
I licensed two images due to Flickr.

Anyway, I upgraded to the pro account last year because of the upload limits - 200 photos, I think. Is this limit gone with the new storage space? If so, I want my money back! :(


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« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2013, 17:50 »
I licensed two images due to Flickr.

Anyway, I upgraded to the pro account last year because of the upload limits - 200 photos, I think. Is this limit gone with the new storage space? If so, I want my money back! :(
Yes, the limit is gone. Haven't they tried to lure you to the new 'free' site?If you pay, you still don't get ads. :-) I really don't like the new layout - it's far too crowded - not enough white space, and it takes far more clicks to access information than before. I've noticed that my contacts en masse have uploaded almost nothing since the change, so I guess they must feel the same. Most of them had pro accounts and uploaded very regularly.
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« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2013, 19:47 »
I'm not a big fan of it either, although the old look was certainly well due an upgrade.  The new look appears better at first glance but I agree that it's more annoying to click around..

1TB of space is somewhat like istock lifting the upload limit to 999.  Sounds great but practically useless.  I have over 7000 print quality photos on Smugmug and that's using a whopping 43GB of space (admittedly the older stuff is from smaller cameras, only the last 3 years are full quality jpegs derived from RAWs from a DSLR).

I'm really not keen on the full resolution sharing.  I need to improve my watermark at the very least.

I've noticed the push to get people away from pro (and ad-free) as well.  I suspect they've worked out they do make more money from ads.  I haven't seen what the ad site looks like, if they're instrusive or not, but I'm considering moving myself wholesale to smugmug anyway.  The only thing is the social side, I'm not hugely social on it but I would miss what I have.  I moved countries a year ago and in the absence of any local friends, the social side online helps.

« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2013, 10:10 »
i've read today there are rumours Yahoo is bidding to buy HULU for 600 or 800 million $ ... it seems they're going to make an assembly of media startups in order to add social features and full integration, that would be a vertical offering nobody so far managed to do including Google, we will see.

the same rumours say Yahoo is also going to buy a couple mobile startups to further enlarge their service on the mobile platforms.

my opinion ? it's 100% BS, smoke and mirrors ... all these services will be kept together under the new Yahoo umbrella with duct tape and iron strings, some will quickly go down the drain, and now it's obvious their real plan is to fool investors into a big fat sellout, it's all a big strategy to add "value" to the worthless Yahoo.com

i mean, if Tumblr can't monetize and is bleeding money, why should Yahoo do any better ?
if Hulu is for sale as they realized it's not worth 2 billion and they're struggling to find buyers for 500 million .. where's the big deal on that ?

is people aware that only 0.2-0.5% of web users ever click on a advertising banner ?
that means 99.5% dont give a sh...

at least Hulu is a pay-per-view service, finally a solid asset in the Yahoo arsenal, they will need it when it will be time to sell the farm.


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