Yahoo boss Mayer is in a hurry. First they bought the blogging platform Tumblr, now it presents a new version of the photo service Flickr. And also for the staff there is news.div
Just hours after the billion-dollar takeover of the emerging blogging platform Tumblr, the U.S. Internet giant Yahoo has presented a revised version of its photo service Flickr. The new layout should make Flickr “great again,” said Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer.
But Yahoo has the side comprehensively cleared out now contains significantly less text than before, but the photos are now displayed larger. The experience for the user is “forceful, expressive,” Mayer said.
In the battle for the favor of young Internet users had only a short time before Yahoo announced plans to take over Tumblr for 1.1 billion dollars (855 million euros). The platform founded in 2007, is used every month of about 300 million people who share this way texts, photos, videos and links to other content on the net.
Yahoo under pressure
on Tumblr, there are nearly 108 million blogs and over 50 billion records. According to a survey Tumblr is in teenagers and young adults up to 25 years even more popular than the social network Facebook.
Yahoo was founded in 1994. The early star of the Internet makes the competition of industry giants Google but still more to do. In 2008, the Group fought off a takeover by Microsoft, 2009, the Company entered into a search engine but alliance with the software giant.
employees pull together
Yahoo currently has 11,500 employees. The group’s headquarters is in Silicon Valley in California. 500 employees in New York City but are stationed there offices scattered across the city. That should change now: Workers in the metropolis pull in the old building of the New York Times on 43rd Street near Times Square.
“We have just signed the lease,” said Yahoo boss Mayer. The new building could accommodate 200 more people to Mayer’s words -. Place that might be needed soon
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