Apparently, the Flickr photo portal is expected to launch a specialized video service next month.
The news is advanced by one of the journalists at Cnet who, during the fourth birthday party of Flickr, spoke with some of those responsible for the service.
After some statements that pointed to the service’s debut «soon», Dan Farber found that the beta of Flickr Videos will be ready to debut in April, competing directly with Google’s service, YouTube, even if, apparently, that is not the case. priority of Yahoo – which owns a photo sharing platform.
With the new service, Yahoo wants to consolidate and improve the concept of community, offering more possibilities to Flickr users without replacing Yahoo Videos.
The main advantage of this service is the fact that it already has a marked position in the segment in which it operates, with more than 23 million registered users and a respected image in the sector, so the entry in the area of videos would, from the start, be won, say market analysts.
2007-06-13 – Flickr will be available in Portuguese