Denial of service attack delays Zooomr 2.0 launch

Flickr competitor Zooomr was set to launch version 2.0 of its service last week and it created such a loud buzz with its free pro account offer for bloggers. That launch has been delayed by a denial of service attack.

Zooomr said in its blog that the attack has been dealt with and they’re just fine-tuning the system to make sure such an attack will not happen again. Zooomr also says that when the new version finally launches, users will “see a huge speed increase along with the new design and new features.”

You might say it is still premature to describe Zooomr as a Flickr “competitor” because of the disparity in their user base but I really like what Zooomr is offering, especially with its free accounts. Both sites offer unlimited storage but Flickr restricts the display of your photos to the last 200 images. Zooomr also offers a bigger upload quota for free accounts at 50MB monthly, more than double Flickr’s 20MB quota for free accounts.

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3 responses

  1. Maybe Flickr had something to do with the attacks

  2. Hey, thanks for the note of support Max. We really appreciate people hanging in there with us while we dealt with this unfortunate attack.

    We do expect to have Zooomr2 up at some point today and do hope that the worst of this is behind us.

    Kris blogged an update at the Zooomr blog here:



  3. Dementia,
    I don’t think so. I mean, would they stoop that low?

    You have a great service. A lot of people like myself don’t mind waiting for the new version to finally go live.

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