Monday, March 21, 2005

"Yahoo buys Flickr"

Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters: "Yahoo buys Flickr"

Now Google is gonna have some stiff competition in blogging. The reason is that Google's Hello SUCKS. It is a crappy software which needs a client installation that works only for Windows/Mac OSX and there is no Webservices based API for developers to talk to it using their programs. ON the other hand Flickr has a great set of functionalities accessible by XMLRPC which make it very easy for developers to talk to it. Host of third party tools are available in all Langauges and all OSes.

Yahoo seems to have taken a big leap forward by buying out Flickr. Now Google has to do something to make Hello better or lose grounds of PhotoBlogging.

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