Yahoo! Introduces Flickr App for Windows (Phone) 7, Celebrates 16th Anniversary
Article by George Norman
On 02 Mar 2011
The Flickr team announced yesterday that the Flickr app for Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 has officially been released. Get the app and you will be able to seamlessly browse through Flickr photos, easily share photos with friends and family, and effortlessly transition to and from your Windows Phone 7 mobile device to your Windows 7-powered tablet.

Product Marketing Manager at Flickr, Denise Leung, said she’s most excited about the following features:
  • Swipe through panoramic blades to see all your recent activity, latest uploads from your contacts and all your newest uploads.
  • Fully optimized for brilliant hi-resolution display. Tap on a photo to bring up a full-screen lightbox view and zoom in to enlarge and get close up on details in a photo. You’ll be able to access your photos in their original resolution, right from your mobile device!
  • On Windows 7 Slate devices, we’re introducing “Context View”, a whole new way to get the full story behind a photo and discover new and relevant content. Zoom out from a photo in lightbox view and get more information such as other photos in the set, group, from a contact or nearby on a map.
  • Geo-location capabilities display your photos on an interactive, full-screen map. Also view nearby geo-tagged photos from the Flickr community on the map as well for a slightly different view of the world around you.
  • Easily share photos to your friends from your mobile device directly to Flickr and also from Facebook, Twitter or email!

If you would like to learn more about the Flickr app for Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7, see a quick demo, or perhaps even download it, a dedicated webpage has been set up at


March 1st, the first day of spring, was a joyous occasion all-round at Yahoo!.

The Flickr team was happy that it rolled out the abovementioned Flickr app.

The Yahoo! Messenger team was excited about the launch of the Faceoff contest on Facebook. As part of the contest the Yahoo! Messenger team wants users to post images in which they try to imitate their favorite emoticon. The winner of the contest will have the honor of having his or her face turned into a brand new emoticon for Yahoo! Messenger.

The 13,000+ people Yahoo! employs were happy to celebrate Yahoo!’s 16th birthday. It was back in March 1995 that Yahoo! was incorporated as a business by Jerry Yang and David Filo who were Stanford Ph.D. students at the time.

Tags: Yahoo!, Flickr, App, Windows 7, Windows Phone 7, Yahoo! Messenger Faceoff contest
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