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Summary:

Flickr has a new leader who comes from Google, where he was in charge of integrating Zagat into the company’s products.

Marissa Mayer announced on Tuesday evening that Bernardo Hernández would be joining Yahoo as the new head of Flickr. Hernández formerly worked at Google with Mayer, where he was the managing director of Zagat, and oversaw the integration of the service into various Google products.

Both Mayer and Hernández tweeted about his new role:

He noted that he will begin leading Flickr on Wednesday:

Right after Yahoo announced its acquisition of Tumblr, it also announced that it would be revamping Flickr, turning its attention to a product that had long languished under the company before Mayer’s tenure. Users were given a free terabyte of storage, a refreshed design, and improved apps for both iOS and Android. Hernández’s new tenure will come as Yahoo turns its attention back to Flickr as one of its core products.

  1. The design changes make flickr unusably slow, and several of them basically trash the photos–for example the home page after login random crops photos posted by your friends, and the main slideshow on the photo stream displays only part of each image and jerkily moves it around the screen,

    I somehow doubt this guy’s going to do anything about that.

    At this point flickr is worthless except as free cloud backup for photos. Dump everything on flickr and then share the best stuff on facebook or wherever.

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