Topic / Flickr

500px pulls out the big guns with new $19.95 ‘Plus’ account option

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Flickr competitor 500px has finally announced a upgrade option that can compete with Flickr Pro. Previously, users who had wanted to store more than 10 photos a week, plus not hit a number of other limits, had to upgrade to an ‘Awesome’ account for a whopping US$49.95, compared to Flickr Pro, which is US$24.95. But today 500px has announced a new mid-tier subscription plan, called ‘Plus’, which will cost US$19.95 a […]

Delicious sold for $1m, heading to StumbleUpon?

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Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo, is selling Delicious. But to whom? Yahoo is being reported to have found a buyer for the popular bookmarking service Delicious for US$1 million. Rumours by British newspaper The Guardian are saying that the leading bid is being headed up by StumbleUpon, another web link sharing site. The site, bought by Yahoo in 2005, was supposed to revitalise Yahoo after being integrated to the brand. […]

Facebook improves Photos, adds high-res image uploads

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Facebook has today announced that it will increase the resolution of its images on Photos, allowing better quality photos than those ones currently featured. The maximum resolution will be 2048 pixels, according to Facebook. The great thing as well is that this is free. No additional payments needed. For those who enjoy uploading photos, this means that beautiful image can be preserved in its high-quality state. It also does mean […]

How to Replace MobileMe for Free

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Apple’s online suite, while expensive, does look pretty. But can you get most of the job it does for free? You bet. Here are some free alternatives to MobileMe applications. Oh, and excuse my l33t Photoshop skills.

Flickr reaches 5 billion photos uploaded mark

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Turns out, Flickr has topped over 5 billion photos, according to Media Culpa – who apparently have enough time to track what is happening on Flickr (among other social networking sites). And no, the one on the right is not the five billionth photo. According to the site, Flickr apparently adds a billion photos per year. Facebook, however, is reported to have 2.5 billion photos added per year; but you […]

Microsoft reveals new Hotmail

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Hotmail is going to get some improvements soon as part of a major overhaul of Windows Live (dubbed Wave 4), including some brand new features in an attempt to compete better with rivals Yahoo and Google. A new feature is the ability to share photos and documents using web applications right in the email. Services like SmugMug, Flickr, YouTube and Hulu will be able to be seen with one click […]

Twelve year old spends more than $1,400 on FarmVille

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Here’s an interesting story. A twelve year old kid from the UK has managed to spend £905 (or around AU$1489) in purchasing virtual coins on a little Facebook game called FarmVille, most of it, or £625, using his mother’s credit card after emptying his savings account. And his mother isn’t pleased with that. Those not introduced to FarmVille, it is basically a game where you raise up virtual livestock and […]

Pope tells priests to go and blog

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The Vatican has made some attempts in making a presence online – including having their own YouTube channel – but the Pope has issued a new message ahead of World Communications Day that tells priests that they should embrace social media and start blogging – yes, you heard that right. “God’s loving care for all people in Christ must be expressed in the digital world not simply as an artifact […]

Heartbreak over at Yahoo – founders of Flickr & Del.icio.us leave

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Joining the long list of executives leaving Yahoo (TechCrunch has a list of the executives, too long to count); both the founders of Flickr and Del.icio.us have left their posts at Yahoo. Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Flake, the husband-and-wife founders of Flickr, and Joshua Schachter, the founder of Del.icio.us, have all resigned from their posts. Both of their companies were aquired in 2005 by Yahoo – both very popular sites […]