Yahoo Flickr Flicks: Who's Got Short Shorts?

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Yahoo Flickr launched videos tonight with a press release and a small yellow badge - an asterisk that adds "AND VIDEO" to their tagline: "Share Your Photos."

Call it the yellow badge of courage: the asterisk serves to warn the flickrverse that only videos that last for a minute-and-a-half or less can be uploaded. Max 150 MB.

After reading in Technology Review (registration) that videos were coming soon to Flickr, we were disappointed to find that Flickr will only host 90 second video clips for Pro members.

The unreleased Microsoft Photosynth app still being tested promises will likely offer a better video experience. We'll take Photosynth virtual video made from Flickr photos any day of the week.

Until then we can't wait for the first Flickr video of the dual oven pizza cooking two pies at 790 degrees and more cheesy deliciousness in 90 seconds or less.

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