Nearly a year after unveiling a new, more photo-centric look for Flickr, Yahoo is about to add yet another slick visual upgrade to the site — showing you what device a picture was taken on.
Now when a user posts a photo to the site, the camera’s EXIF (exchangeable image file format) data won’t just appear as a text description of the camera’s model and lens type, it will also include a slick line drawing of the uploaded information
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The early look at the site’s next major interface upgrade was revealed on Friday by Flickr’s Scott Schiller on Twitter
Flickr now shows illustrations for some popular cameras. Also, I <3 our designershttp://t.co/vFRazHoIbE
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening around the world. Today, we’re looking at five important stories
Crimea will vote on March 16 to determine whether it will secede from Ukraine and join Russia. If voters choose to remain part of Ukraine, it will be with enhanced local powers.
A man was arrested and brought to trial after recording a video up the dress of an undercover police officer in Massachusetts. But the law there only prohibits photographing nude or partially nude individuals, so the court ruled in the man’s favor
There is a wealth of filmmaking talent across Asia, but it is very difficult for independent filmmakers there to gain exposure beyond occasional festivals. Founded earlier this year, Viddsee wants to raise the profile of the region’s film industry by growing its online distribution network. Back in November, the Singapore-based startup launched its Channels program to work with content partners.… Read More
Yahoo is planning to push users of its online services to register for a Yahoo ID to access its services — and will be removing the extant option for users to sign in with Google or Facebook credentials. Noting the change earlier, Reuters reports that the shutting out of rival services’ sign-ins will be a gradual one — starting with Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick’Em, a fantasy… Read More
We knew the day was coming, but it’s probably worth pointing out all the same: Mobile personal assistant app Donna will cease working tomorrow, about one month after the company behind it — Incredible Labs — was acqui-hired by Yahoo. Read More
In yet another stunning revelation about digital espionage (though how stunned can we continue to be at this point), The Guardian reports that British surveillance organization GCHQ ran a program between 2008 and 2012 that collected images from Yahoo chat users’ webcams. The program managed to collect a high volume of webcam imagery, including sex chat content, from over 1.8 million global… Read More
Tumblr has hired its first director of media in a bid to tap the deep pockets of Hollywood’s marketers.
Sima Sistani, who recently led the mobile growth division at Yahoo, has been appointed to the newly created position at Tumblr in hopes that the blogging platform can attract entertainment dollars, which have proven surprisingly difficult to do in the digital realm.
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Sistani will not be the only fresh face representing a social network to entertainment marketers. Facebook recently hired a head of entertainment partnerships, and Twitter hired away a Google employee to take on the role of director of entertainment industry sales. Read more…
You grow old, you slow down, and you die. That is, unless you can inject some fresh blood. After watching the last generation of tech giants wither or stagnate, today’s juggernauts are relying on acquisitions to keep them young and relevant. Check out the interactive infographic within to compare the size, frequency, and focus of acquisitions by Apple, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, and Facebook. Read More
Apple’s Siri may soon have some competition.
Yahoo‘s quest to personalize your smartphone interaction now includes a $10 million grant to Carnegie Mellon University to help computers understand your requests in greater detail and even ask follow-up questions.
The partnership, called Project InMind, will last five years and give CMU researchers access to Yahoo’s trove of data. Yahoo fellows will work to develop and test programs that attempt to understand and anticipate human behavior.
“By creating a way for Carnegie Mellon University researchers to work directly with Yahoo software and infrastructure, we hope to speed up the pace of mobile and personalization research and create a better user experience.” Ron Brachman, chief scientist and head of Yahoo Labs, said in a press release. Read more…
Yahoo is blurring the line between its native and mobile-search advertising.
The company on Wednesday announced Yahoo Gemini, a new platform that combines mobile search and native advertising into a single marketplace.
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“With Yahoo Gemini, advertisers get the performance and ease of search, combined with the scale and creativity of native advertising,” Yahoo wrote in a Tumblr post. “By bringing the two together, advertisers can now buy, manage and optimize their mobile search and native ad spend in one place — driving greater performance and higher impact for their businesses and brands.” Read more…