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Yahoo buys image-recognition startup LookFlow

Image recognition is a problem the Flickr team has been working on for a while, so it’ll be interesting to find out whether all this intellectual capital leads to a true industry breakthrough.

Unlike Instagram, Flickr latches on to Twitter

The Yahoo-owned Flickr, alongside the release of a brand new app for iPhone, threw in support for Twitter Cards this morning, bringing its newly filtered captures to tweets near you.

Google+ wants to be your new Flickr

Google+ is succeeding in small bursts, feature by feature. As a social network competing with Facebook it’s a flop, but its video-chat tool Hangouts is a winner. Now photo sharing is poised to be the service’s next breakout hit, thanks to an enthusiastic community of photographers who like the focus on attractive full-size images, Google+’s new photo-centric iPhone app, and a uniquely Google passion for metadata.

Flickr releases new “liquid” layout featuring hi-res images

Yahoo’s Flickr photo-sharing community has been in makeover mode of late and is getting incrementally better with subtle upgrades. Tuesday, Flickr released a reworked photo page layout with a new look that’s nearly impossible to miss — especially on large displays.

Flickr rolls out revamped Contacts page

The first bandages of Flickr’s reconstructive surgery were removed Tuesday to reveal a new Contacts page, giving us all a small peak at the planned piece-by-piece makeover for the photo-sharing site losing face to prettier up-and-comers.

Flickr disables Pinterest pins on copyrighted images (exclusive)

As the third most popular source of content on digital pin-board site Pinterest, Flickr and its photographers are subject to frequent acts of copyright infringement. But a site-wide update to Flickr promises to better protect members and their copyrighted works.

Tiny Speck “unlaunches” its Glitch game, taking it back to beta to rework game play

Back in September, game startup Tiny Speck launched an unusual online game called  Glitch. Today, the company said it is “unlaunching” the game. The company will keep the game running, but it will take it back into beta testing so that the developers can rework the game play to make it easier for users to start the game and also to add new tools for fans to create things in the game world.