Yahoo, Flickr and Google Grid

From E-Media Tidbits:

The net is abuzz today about Barry Diller’s $1.85 billion-dollar acquisition of Ask Jeeves, but the deal I find much more interesting is Yahoo’s takeover of Flickr. Yahoo already had a service called Yahoo Photos, but it’s essentially a tool for creating private albums open only to your closest friends (and ordering prints online). Flickr is very much about publishing your images. Yahoo is moving aggressively in the self-publishing area, and is preparing to launch a new service called Yahoo 360. If you watched Robin Sloan and Matt Thompson’s EPIC video (now updated to 2015) you’ll recall the “Google Grid” concept — “functionally limitless” online storage of all your content, where you decide what to share and what to keep private. We’re getting closer.