Yahoo Lays Off Flickr Customer Service Team, Reportedly 12% Of Entire Staff

flickr-layoffs-featured When Flickr Product Chief Markus Spiering wrote a couple weeks ago about things that were being discarded as part of a "New Year's cleaning," there was no mention it would include the site's core customer service team. But at least some, if not all of that team, was given pink slips on Monday -- and, according to some tweets, it happened without a word of warning or explanation. A Yahoo spokesperson tonight said "no comment" in response to our requests for information about the Flickr layoffs. It's not certain exactly who and how many Flickr employees were fired, but there's plenty of e [...]


Looking For Renewed Focus, Flickr Crops Out Picnik & Axes A Handful Of Features

This year some big changes are coming to Flickr, the popular Yahoo! owned photo-sharing site.  Flickr has been somewhat forgotten in the social ecosystem lately as Google+, Pinterest and Instagram have drawn the most attention.   The current Flickr user tends to be skilled or professional photographers who take pride in photos instead of the casual majority who shoot on a smartphone. In a post by Markus Spiering,  Head of Product at Flickr,  the upcoming changes were explained and he stated: ...we are starting 2012 with a renewed sense of focus. This means discontinuing certain f [...]


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