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The 3 Best Features Of Flickr’s Massive Redesign

Following the announcement of its acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo rolled out a dramatic new redesign of the former photo sharing star Flickr. 

Here are three aspects of the new design that are especially smart.

1. Death to thumbnails.

2. Photo first.

3. Terabytes for all.

Here’s the full story.

When Tumblr fans say they’re scared Yahoo will destroy their favorite site, it’s probably because of Flickr. Yahoo acquired the site in 2005 and then neglected it into irrelevance.
At a press event in New York City Monday evening, however, Flickr was an example not of the risks of being acquired by Yahoo, but the benefits.

When Tumblr fans say they’re scared Yahoo will destroy their favorite site, it’s probably because of Flickr. Yahoo acquired the site in 2005 and then neglected it into irrelevance.

At a press event in New York City Monday evening, however, Flickr was an example not of the risks of being acquired by Yahoo, but the benefits.

Yahoo has confirmed it is buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion. "We promise not to screw it up," Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wrote on her Tumblr blog.
Tumblr CEO David Karp reassured users in his own Tumblr post that the acquisition would not change his six-year-old site’s user experience or mission, but rather make it faster.
Updates here

Yahoo has confirmed it is buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion. "We promise not to screw it up," Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wrote on her Tumblr blog.

Tumblr CEO David Karp reassured users in his own Tumblr post that the acquisition would not change his six-year-old site’s user experience or mission, but rather make it faster.

Updates here

It’s been leaked that Yahoo will be requiring employees to work in offices:

Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together. - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

What do you think about this?
Here’s more on this topic from Fast Company’s Creative Conversations:
The Real Reason No One At Yahoo Will Be Working At Home
Discuss: Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Says Working From Home Will No Longer Be An Option
[Image: Flickr user Eden Politte]

It’s been leaked that Yahoo will be requiring employees to work in offices:

Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings. Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home. We need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together. - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

What do you think about this?

Here’s more on this topic from Fast Company’s Creative Conversations:

The Real Reason No One At Yahoo Will Be Working At Home

Discuss: Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer Says Working From Home Will No Longer Be An Option

[Image: Flickr user Eden Politte]