Yahoo sold Flickr to photo sharing company SmugMug

SmugMug is photo sharing company started 2 years before flickr did. Although it never become the popular photo sharing site but remained a site for enthusiast and professionals keeping good revenue stream, whereas flickr had its days of fame and still has millions of active users.

“The combination of the two creates the largest photographer-centric community in the world,” SmugMug Chief Executive Don MacAskill said.

Smugmug is not after turning flickr into Instagram or Snapchat. He states, “those service are already doing a really good job at being themselves. If people are not hunting for that ephemeral burst of likes and instead are interested in that photo telling its story forever — those are the people we have always been interested in.”

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