What a great statement. And I hope it causes other online photo databases to respond the same way that email providers did when Google provided 1 gigabyte of email storage which at the time was unheard of online.
Flickr has always been one of those sites that I had tried and thought it was o.k. It didn't have the exact tools I wanted and I slept better at night knowing my photos were safe on my computer. The other main reason was that online storage limits for photos was nowhere near the capacity I wanted without having to pay a monthly fee.
This move by Flickr makes them relevant again in my opinion. This is a big, bold move and if this is any indication of how Yahoo! is going to go after competitors in their spaces, I'm looking forward to what Yahoo! has planned.
I've never really gotten into the Picasa / Google photos services enough to make it something I use all the time but I'm close to wanting to just put all my stuff in the cloud and photo storage and sharing will be the next thing I am going to focus on.
Flickr is back in the discussion because they took away a barrier that won't matter in a few years. Storage is always getting cheaper and to jump to 1 terabyte for me is a big deal but for Yahoo!, I'm guessing it's not that big of a deal.
Nice move by Flickr / Yahoo! Innovation doesn't always have to be shiny or new. It can sometimes just be "more".