Google may launch a competitor for Flickr

The company is planning to introduce their own photo service.

Bloomberg reports that, according to several sources, Google Inc. is planning to separate their photo service from its social network Google+.

As certain people state, the new service will be called Google+ Photos. It would still work with the social network’s users while may be rebranded as part of the move, and will be accessible to those who are not registered. This step, as the authors of the article contemplate, will attract more visitors potentially spurring more growth, and pose a competition to Flickr and Instagram.

The corporation said it had more than 500 million users on the social service and that more than 1.5 billion photos are uploaded to Google+ every week.

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