Polaroid Makes Bid for Yahoo
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Primarily interested in the synergies with flickr, Polaroid has emerged as a white knight in Yahooâ€™s battle against a hostile takeover by Microsoft.
Arguing that the Polaroid platform is more flexible and developer-friendly than Windows could ever be, Polaroid is busily porting the flickr archive.
â€œThe medium is the message. We make McLuhan manifest in multimedia. The early days of any new media mimic its predecessor, and itâ€™s still early days in the Internet,â€ said spokesperson Dr. Lirpa Sloof.
Polaroid has been in stealth mode, developing Film 3.0 for years now, with big plans to scale the medium.
I wanted to upload my photo of an ENORMOUS Polaroid print, but I do not have enough pixels:
That photo and camera are real, by the way...
Also by Steve Jurvetson
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