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Post by scimjim » Fri May 18, 2018 10:50 pm

I see that Flickr is being bought by smugmug/fantastic fox.

I think smugmug charges for third party hosting?


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Post by scimjim » Sun May 20, 2018 2:50 pm

And here’s the reason for Photobuckets back-pedalling - a new CEO who has reinstated all third party links and introduced a far more sensible pricing structure. Too little, too late IMHO but time will tell.

https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news ... lions.html

......it surprised users worldwide by starting to charge $399.99 for hosting a large number of photos and being able to post them on third-party blogs, ecommerce sites and elsewhere.

John Corpus, Photobucket’s CEO at the time, defended the change, saying a subscription model was necessary given the disparity between the online ad revenue Photobucket’s website generated and the expense of hosting billions of images its 90 million customers stored with Photobucket.

But the pricing, especially the $399.99 a year service that enabled posting images on third-party sites, didn’t convert a meaningful number of Photobucket users into paying subscribers, Leonard (Ted Leonard, Photobucket’s new CEO since March 18) said Thursday.


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