Flickr, the web2.0 child which lost the game to Instagram of the world has made a comeback (finally). The service is now offering free a terabyte storage for free and importantly, is also discontinuing its pro accounts.
This is an important step for the company (Yahoo recently acquired Tumblr for $1.1Bn) and is the first business model change to Flickr post Yahoo acquisition.
Comeback for Flickr?
Flickr led the photo sharing space in the days of web2.0, but the company failed to compete in the app space. Services like Instagram actually changed the game and built great experience around ‘photo sharing’. Yahoo continued to lose mindshare thanks to Flickr’s limitation on free accounts.
With the new free unlimited model, expect more Flickr pics on your social timeline and well, a new Yahoo avatar too!
“Flickr had become about words, little images, and blue links. “Flickr really was not about the photo anymore,” [Adam Cahan, senior vice president of mobile and emerging products at Yahoo/via]
Other updates include new homepage, activity feed, photostreams, jazzed up sets interface and an improved apps.
Do give the new Flickr a spin. Switching?