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Target, Yahoo in Online Picture Developing Pact

Lisa Minter (
22 Apr 2005 12:30:31 -0700

Yahoo Inc. said on Thursday it has launched an online photo service
with Target Corp. that this fall will enable consumers to order
prints of their digital pictures for pick up at a Target store.

The site, Target Yahoo Photos,
extends Yahoo's existing online photo site.

The new site gives consumers unlimited photo storage and tools for
sharing pictures via e-mail and other means. Users will have the
option of picking up their photos, printing them at home or having
them delivered by mail.

Some 1.3 billion pictures were transmitted, or "uploaded," to online
photo sites from personal computers in 2004.

Leading sites include Eastman Kodak's photo service, privately held
Shutterfly, and Snapfish, which was recently bought by printer and
computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co., Shutterfly, Snapfish and other
online photo developing services mail photos to their customers.

Research firm IDC predicts that the so-called Internet-to-retail
market is going to double to about &#36;1 billion in 2008.<p />In
Internet-to-retail, users upload pictures to Web sites run by such
companies as Wal-Mart or Ritz Cameras, which are both powered by Kodak
rival Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. (4901.T).

Elsewhere, Google Inc.'s Picasa photo site allows users to send or
order prints from a variety of providers including Snapfish and

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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