Big Kahunas Say Cheese

According to USA Today, Yahoo is acquiring Canadian photo-sharing company, Flickr.
The startup, Flickr, lets people upload digital photos from computers and camera phones, publish photos in their blogs, share digital photo albums with anyone else who uses the service, and alert other users whenever they upload a new photo or album.
Flickr, which currently offers a free beta product on its Web site, reassured members Monday that Yahoo wants to keep Flickr’s management team and preserve the “flavor” of its online community.
“It means that we’ll no longer have to draw straws to see who gets paid,” one Flickr worker wrote Monday in a post to the startup’s official blog. “The best thing is we no longer have to worry about finance, HR, legal, or things at which we are completely incompetent and were taking our time away from building Flickr.”
USA Today is also reporting HP’s intention to acquire Snapfish, a San Francisco-based company with 13 million members. Snapfish’s Web site contains roughly 350 million photos, which users can organize into digital albums, share with other members, turn into calendars or mouse pads, and have printed for as little as 15 cents per photo.
Larry Lesley, senior vice president for H-P’s Consumer Imaging and Printing division, said the computer maker plans to ask all 1.5 million customers if they’d like to migrate to Snapfish when the deal closes next month. Then Snapfish’s 80 employees will work with H-P to produce new products and services



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.