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May 23, 2013

That's Why They Call It "Yahoo!"

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said there will no longer be a "Pro" option at Flickr because "there’s really no such thing as professional photographers anymore." Just like there are no professional CEOs anymore. Ms. Mayer has spent her time since then apologizing for her misstatement.

As I read the language on Pro accounts and the new pricing structure it seems there are four membership categories now, not three. The three they talk about are

  1. Free (with ads)
  2. Paid ($50/year - no ads)
  3. One extra terabyte ($500/year) - this one has to be a joke, unless they will actually install a dedicated terabyte drive with my name written on the outside - and if they do that, there had better be a 24-hour camera on it so I can look at it and watch the lights blink

But there is one more option:

  1. If you are a Pro with automatic renewal, your automatic renewal will continue ($25/year) and your level of service will be the same as the $50/year members.

Refunds are available now if you "downgrade" to free.

Filed under Photography,Web/Tech | permalink | May 23, 2013 at 07:35 AM

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