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A small family-run firm bought Flickr from Verizon and says it can bring back its glory days

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Flickr, which was owned by Verizon, has been acquired by photo sharing and image hosting site SmugMug.
SmugMug does not have any plans to lay off any employees nor fold Flickr into SmugMug.
The price of the deal has not been disclosed.
Flickr, the once red-hot photo-sharing site, has withered under the corporate ownership of Yahoo and Verizon.
Now Flickr is part of SmugMug, a small family-owned online photography firm that just bought it from Verizon.
Despite its small size, SmugMug is confident it has the right touch to bring back Flickr's glory days.
"We love photographers, we are...
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Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr

Pro photo storage site SmugMug buys Flickr

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Long before Minecraft exploded from a development tool to a game purchased by Microsoft for billions of dollars, there was Flickr. The photo-sharing started in 2004 based on tools built for a never-released MMO before being purchased by Yahoo (now a...
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Photo storage service SmugMug acquires Flickr

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

Photo management platform SmugMug said on Friday it has agreed to buy image and video-hosting website Flickr for an undisclosed amount.
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Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug

Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug

1 month ago   |   By Android Central

Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug.
According to a new report from USA Today, Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug. The company says it plans to "new life" into Flickr by pouring in the necessary resources and focus.
For what it's worth, SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill sure seems bullish about the service:
Flickr is an amazing community, full of some of the world's most passionate photographers. It's a fantastic product and a beloved brand, supplying tens of billions of photos to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Flickr has survived...
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Photo-sharing pioneer Flickr has a new owner: SmugMug - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

'Rest easy,' SmugMug reassures Flickr users as it buys the erstwhile rival from Verizon sells off the photo-sharing site 10 months after taking it over through its Yahoo acquisition.
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SmugMug acquires Flickr

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon's digital media subsidiary Oath.
USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he hopes to revitalize Flickr .
At the same time, he said he's still figuring out his actual plans: “It sounds silly for the CEO to not to totally know what he's going to do, but we haven't built SmugMug on a master plan either. We try to listen to our customers and when enough of them ask for something that's important to them or to the community, we go and build it.”
Flickr was founded in 2004 and sold...
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Flickr acquired by professional photo hosting service SmugMug

Flickr acquired by professional photo hosting service SmugMug

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Flickr has been bought by professional photo hosting service SmugMug for an undisclosed price, according to a report from USA Today. The fate of Flickr has been up in the air as part of the ongoing decline of Yahoo, which was bought by Verizon last year $4.5 billion dollars and combined with AOL into Oath.
Yahoo itself had bought Flickr back in 2005 for $35 million, but never really seemed to know what to do with the service up until the end, even as it tried various redesigns and new services to revive Flickr, it never succeeded in mounting a comeback against more modern alternatives like...
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