Flickr targets Hong Kong market

Popular photo-sharing site Flickr has announced plans to launch a version in traditional Chinese characters, initially targeting users in Hong Kong. The move from Yahoo-owned Flickr is part of its attempts to localise and increase the accessibility of its websites, especially in Asia. The next target market will be Taiwan. The Flickr in Chinese will offer all the main features which are available on the English-language version, a spokeswoman said. Although Beijing often censors online information it considers to be politically sensitive, Flickr is accessible in China. Figures from iResearch indicate that Yahoo China has 9% of China's online photo-sharing market.

News source: BBC News

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