Yahoo layoffs have started and seem to have hit the Flickr team. Many engineers from the service have been either laid off or are leaving on their own. Rev Dan Catt, Ashot Petrosian and Neil Kandalgaonkar were amongst those who tweeted about their exits. Catt for instance is moving back to UK. I am told Cal Henderson, Flickr Architect [and] a rock star developer, also left, though I have not been able to confirm that.
I’m pretty sure Henderson has indeed left Flickr.
Clearly these are hard times for Yahoo, but as Om says, cutting the Flickr team doesn’t make sense. Flickr is exactly the sort of product Yahoo needs to build on.
★ Thursday, 30 April 2009