Flickr decided in January 2005 to take the Yahoo offer — reportedly for $35 million. There were too many compelling reasons to take the offer during what was still an uncertain time. Because it was early in the growth of tech startups after the dot-com crash, Flickr missed some of the up-tick in the market, as others sold for more when the market took off: Myspace sold to News Corp. for $580 million in July 2005 and later YouTube, which Google acquired in October 2006 for $1.65 billion in stock. “We definitely made the wrong decision in retrospect. We would’ve made 10 times [what we did]. But it’s not like I regret it,” Butterfield says.
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Here’s an oldie but goodie. Published back in January of 2010, this little What the Duck strip breaks down the difference between an artist, a photographer, and a Photoshopper in humorously simple terms. A good little laugh for your Sunday before we dive into another intense work week.
Update: Since we published this, a reader and retinal neuroscientist wrote up a rebuttal, explaining why this couldn’t possibly work in humans. Click here to read his full explanation.
Mind = Blown. A camera sensor might fall short of the human eye in a lot of respects, but one area where it exceeds it is infrared. The sensor can see it (sometimes with a little bit of help), but humans can’t… or can they?
If this video doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a Pentax 67, nothing will. Paris is beautiful enough as-is, but there’s something about exploring it through the viewfinder of a classic medium format camera that will tug at your photographic heartstrings and have you nostalgic for the good ol’ days. Read more…
It seems the major rumor sites were duped about the upcoming Canon 7D replacement. According to a new Canon Rumors report published last night, previously reported specs for the Mark II were incorrect. Fortunately, it seems they’ve gotten their hands on some new specs that they’re “90% confident” are accurate this time around. Read more…
MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.
It’s a tale as old as time: 81-year-old photographer in East Sussex takes pictures of bachelorette parties, bachelorette parties don’t seem to mind but strangers call the cops on him, cops say he’s being ‘antisocial’ and ask for his name, he refuses, they threaten to arrest him.
Okay… maybe not as old as time, or even normal, but that’s what happened to one photographer in the UK and it seems the cops may have actually had the right to arrest the man in this particular scenario. Read more…
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If you’ve been wondering what it’s like to be there, taking pictures in Ferguson, MO as protesters and police continue to clash, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is happy to oblige.
On Monday night, they ‘embedded’ photographer David Carson (yes, the same photojournalist who was attacked by protesters) with the police tactical team in Ferguson, GoPro mounted and recording on his helmet. Read more…
Everyone knows that the iPhone 5S has a great camera. I say it myself all the time, even as someone who’s spent too many thousands on cameras and lenses over the years. What does that really mean, though? It’s true that the iPhone 5S does take better pictures than just about any other smartphone. But how close am I to throwing away my dedicated photography setup? I decided to put the 5S against a “real” camera — taking near-identical snapshots across a day and night in Harajuku, Tokyo — to see how things shake out in practice.