external How Can Flickr Afford to Give 1TB of Free Space to Everyone? —Business Insider


What is it about photo sharing that gives users so much storage for free while documents are so much more expensive to hold onto? And why wouldn’t Yahoo just make everything free to stuff in Flickr?

We recently spoke with someone working in the consumer cloud storage industry. Our source said the economics of Flickr’s 1 terabyte of data are “insane” because Yahoo is going to have to pay for servers, and other stuff to maintain Flickr as usage grows.

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