Yahoo! Upgrades Flickr and Launches a New Testing Service

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The folks at Yahoo! have rolled out some interesting new features in the past few days.

Flickr, the photo-sharing site purchased by Yahoo! in 2005, has an impressively redesigned primary photo page that, among other things, highlights the location information that users can include with their photos. The images displayed on the main page have also been enlarged by 35 percent and can be separately viewed in a lightbox. The navigation controls have been improved so that users can flip through photos more quickly and seamlessly than before.

Yahoo! also unveiled a new website user testing service it calls Boomerang. The new service allows site owners and Webmasters to get an objective, end-user’s view of their sites and evaluate things such as performance of dynamic pages, user bandwidth, component load time and network latency. Boomerang is available for download now.

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