First a YouTube clone, now Microsoft takes aim at Flickr

by admin November 12, 2007 at 1:48 pm

Microsoft is getting ready to build a picture and video sharing site that it hopes will rival Flickr. While the tech press is probably too guilty of over-interpreting corporate moves as all being about grand battles, cloning, and product-killers (Microsoft versus Google, iPhone-killers, etc.), this time it’s Microsoft itself engaging in the clonespeak, as it were.
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The company on Friday posted a new job opening with a very telling description. The listing for a “Program Manager” speaks of a heading up “next-generation photo and video sharing service that will compete with Flickr, SmugMug and other photo web solutions today,” reads the entry. “This is a ‘v1’ opportunity.”

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