Yahoo will not host your images Flickr sold to SmugMug

Yahoo will not host your images Flickr sold to SmugMug

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  • Flickr, the image hosting giant, sold to SmugMug for unknown price.
  • Flickr was founded in 2004 and bought by Yahoo in 2005 for 35 million $
  • Flickr got more than 100 million unique users, who post billion of photos every day.

I know so a lot of photographers are still using Flickr, but during years user’s behavior changed and Flickr probably can not compete with the other popular image hosting and sharing sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. It is not just sharing images anymore.

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  • SmugMug is professional image hosting service founded in 2002.
  • SmugMug VP of Operations Ben MacAskill say: that at the moment Flickr will stay as an independent free website and there are no plans to change the core service functionality.
  • However SmugMug is subscription based service.

Just today I’ve got letter from Flickr:

We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.

SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community. With SmugMug, we’ll continue to focus on you, the Flickr members who inspire us all with your work.

Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account.You will still access Flickr with your current login credentials and you will have the same Flickr experience as you do now. We will continue to work to make your Flickr experience even better.

We think you are going to love Flickr under SmugMug ownership, but you can choose to not have your Flickr account and data transferred to SmugMug until May 25, 2018. If you want to keep your Flickr account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.

If you do not delete your account by May 25, 2018, your Flickr account and data will transfer to SmugMug and will be governed by SmugMug’s Terms and Privacy Policy.Read more detailed FAQs about this transition on the Flickr Blog.We’re happy that Flickr is your home for photography and we look forward to the next chapter in our adventure together as we join the SmugMug family.Thanks,The Flickr Team

You must decide up to 25 of may 2018 and it is the same date as GDPR applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European. Flickr got a lot of data about users.

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