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Yahoo! to drop Photos service for Flickr, video uploads coming soon

In a move that many consider a long time coming, Yahoo! should be announcing the closure of Yahoo! Photos some time today. Michael Arrington at TechCrunch got the scoop last night at a CEO dinner for Outcast, a PR event, from Brad Garlinghouse (Yahoo SVP Communications & Communities) and Stewart Butterfield (Cofounder of Flickr). The two said Photos would be slowly shut down over the next few...

Rumor Alert: Google to acquire YouTube?

TechCrunch's Michael Arrington is reporting on a "completely unsubstantiated" rumor that Google is in the final stages of closing a deal to acquire YouTube for $1.6 billion. He says his source for the rumor is "very good," but that he hasn't been able to get any confirmation. Google certainly has the cash and resources for this kind of transaction, and is probably one of the few companies that...

Gunning for Flickr's photo crown

TechCrunch's Michael Arrington has written an article called The Flickr Gunners in which he examines three promising new services that are gunning for Flickr's deeply entrenched position as king of the photo-sharing hill. His picks are BubbleShare, the not-yet-launched Ookles from Feedster founder Scott Johnson, and 17-year-old Kristopher Tate's brainchild  Zooomr. Arrington doesn't go into a...