What does it mean when Yahoo!
With bandwidth costs getting perpetually cheaper, chunky email accounts and a digital photography site on the side are all part of a healthy diet these days. Given that Yahoo! is faring so well with its paid search text ads, it makes perfect sense for the company to widen its online properties and make them as sticky as possible.
Increasing the storage on its popular email service from 250 megs to a full gigabyte was probably going to happen anyway. Google
It wasn't an easy upgrade decision for Yahoo! because it also sells a premium email service. Now few users will pay up for even more storage, but that's the sacrifice that Yahoo! has to make to keep up with Google these days.
Flickr is a more intriguing move. On Monday, Hewlett-Packard
Though Flickr may have been a more lucrative catch for a company like HP or Ofoto parent Kodak
So yes, Yahoo! is getting fatter -- but in all the right places.
Some more stories worth talking about at your next digital photo shoot:
- HP went fishing and caught a Snapfish.
- Google is making its free Gmail product more widely available.
- Yahoo! emerged victorious in the first round of Stock Madness 2005 this week.
- Talk about the company's latest moves in our Yahoo! discussion board.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is backing Yahoo! in our Stock Madness 2005 tournament, but he does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.