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Flaky Flickr's pic upload faulty for weeks, fume fed-up photographers

Some users of Yahoo!'s photo-sharing site Flickr have been struggling or unable to upload photos to the site for several weeks. The Flickr support forums are full of complaints from people – mostly in the UK – who have been unable to upload their snaps to Flickr. Flickr is constantly timing out when uploads are attempted. The …
Shaun Nichols, 30 Sep 2015
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Google spins up 'FREE, unlimited' cloud photo storage 4 years before ad giant nixes it

Google I/O Google has wheeled out a cloud-hosted photo storage service that, it hopes, will mean that embarrassing images from your past can be organized by computers so you don't have to. Youtube video The photo album software, available on Android and iOS from Thursday, slurps up all the photos on your mobile, and uploads them to a …
Iain Thomson, 29 May 2015
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Yahoo! finally! releases! Flickr! app! for! iPad! BUT! shuns! Windows! fans!

Yahoo! has finally developed a Flickr app for Apple's iPad – but the move has upset Microsoft Windows' fans who have accused the Purple Palace of having "selective hearing" about its userbase. The Marissa Mayer-run company, which bought photo-sharing site Flickr in 2005, said on Friday that it had cooked up an app for …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Oct 2014
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China blocks Flickr and OneDrive

China appears to have tweaked the Great Firewall to block Yahoo!'s Flickr photo-sharing service and Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage offering. The timing of the blocks, reported by transparency monitoring outfit GreatFire.org, looks convenient inasmuch as Hong Kong this week saw substantial pro-democracy rallies in Hong Kong …

Canon climbs atop Facebook with over-the-top pic wrangler

TechEd Australia Having built numerous services over the top of what used to just be the World Wide Web, Facebook is now the established platform for plenty of applications. So it pretty much had to happen that someone would find a way to create services that clamber over The Social NetworkTM to subject it to some OTT pain. That's what Canon …
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Yahoo! adds 1TB of free storage to Flickr in site revamp

Not content with its $1.1bn acquisition of Tumblr, Marissa Mayer took to a New York stage on Monday evening to debut a redesigned Flickr photo site that includes 1TB free storage for each user – enough room to store 537,731 photos in "full original quality," meaning 6.5 megapixels. "If you took all the photos ever shot in the …
Iain Thomson, 20 May 2013
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UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now

Have you ever uploaded a photo to Facebook, Instagram or Flickr? If so, you'll probably want to read this, because the rules on who can exploit your work have now changed radically, overnight. Amateur and professional illustrators and photographers alike will find themselves ensnared by the changes, the result of lobbying by …
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Apr 2013
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Tech sector X Factor: The customer isn't always right

Open ... and Shut Curing cancer is probably worth a few billion dollars to whoever figures it out. But so is helping enterprises search machine data to find patterns and problems, as Splunk has learned in its 1999-style IPO last week. Splunk, which now bills itself as "Google search for the data centre," originally intended to cure cancer. It's …
Matt Asay, 24 Apr 2012
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Watch crim crackdowns on live Plod blog

Durham constabulary is planning to use social media to enable people to follow what is happening in their immediate neighbourhood in real time. It is developing a new website along with web technology firm C2 Software that will provide a channel for people to view its activities through Twitter feeds from police on the beat, a …
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OpenID warns of 'psychic paper' authentication attack

OpenID has warned of bugs in its authentication technology that create a possible means for hackers to modify data sent between sites. The flaw is noteworthy because many high-profile sites – including Google, Yahoo! and Flickr – use the technology so that once users have logged into one site, they aren't constantly prompted …
John Leyden, 9 May 2011
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Aussie crowdsourcers get A$35m

Multi-millionaire and founder of Flickr, Stewart Butterfield is part of a gaggle of high profile investors that have poured US$35 million into Australian crowdsourcing design website 99designs. The first round of VC funding was led by Accel Partners and includes angel investors like former eBay exec Michael Dearing, Dave …
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Smartphones eat games handhelds and cameras for lunch

As iPhones and other smartphone devices increase in popularity, their foothold in the mobile gaming market strengthens. This looks like bad news for traditional handheld options we generally associate Nintendo and Sony with. Some suggest the iPhone could even have a negative impact to the point & shoot camera industry, as …
Caleb Cox, 19 Apr 2011
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Flickr flap illuminates cloud concerns

Briefly, a photographer used Flickr to store his pictures online – amassing more than 4,000 photos over five years. Being the helpful sort, he alerted Flickr to another user who was stealing content. Flickr deleted his account, by mistake and those pictures looked to be gone forever. Following a media firestorm, Flickr had a …
Dan Olds, 4 Feb 2011
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Flickr thinks again about 4,000 pix loss

Flickr has managed to retrieve the 4,000 pix it deleted yesterday and given the aggrieved photoblogger 25 years of free Flickr membership. Here's the statement: Yahoo! is pleased to share that the Flickr team has fully restored a member’s account that was mistakenly deleted yesterday. We regret the human error that led to the …
Chris Mellor, 3 Feb 2011
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Photo loss blogger to Flickr: You're f*cking kidding

Yahoo!-owned photo-sharing site Flickr has mistakenly deleted 4,000 photos belonging to a photoblogger, who opined that Yahoo! surely must be "fucking kidding". Mirco Wilhelm, an IT Architect at T-Systems Schweiz, has used Flickr to store and share his photos for five years. He reported a user account to Flickr that contained …
Chris Mellor, 2 Feb 2011
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NASA snaps touch down on Flickr

NASA is inviting the public to peruse some of of its best snaps on Flickr archive photo section The Commons, and has posted a few choice examples, including the first space shuttle launch back in 1981: The 1981 launch of Columbia. Pic: NASA Those of you who can remember when it was all fields round here will of course …
Lester Haines, 31 Aug 2010
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Her Maj gets Flickred up

Buck House today launched its very own Flickr page, featuring lots of lovely snaps of the British Monarchy. The British Monarchy Flickr page Currently on offer are 682 photos in 36 sets, with each member of the Royals given his or her own corner, so fans of Chaz of Wales can get straight down to it. We're glad to see that …
Lester Haines, 26 Jul 2010
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Flickr!: Now! with! added! Yahoo!

The famously-sensitive users of Flickr have reacted with outrage at Yahoo!'s decision to stick its logo on the photo-sharing service. The new Flickr/Yahoo! logo Well, Yahoo! should have had some idea of what would happen, following the backlash against allowing Flickr users to upload videos. The purists didn't want that, and …
Lester Haines, 25 Sep 2009

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