Microsoft is taking over Yahoo!

Microsoft is taking over Yahoo!

Image by Gnal
Help! Flickr! Panic!? What to do next?

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27 Responses to Microsoft is taking over Yahoo!

  1. Sonny- says: not good….

  2. Gnal says:

    Yes, bad news. Another competitor swallowed.

  3. Helge F. says:

    Used here:

  4. Gnal says:

    Thanks, muesli for the info. Btw didn’t know that yahoo has bought the founder of Zimbra.,1020,1085620,00.jpg

  5. W10 says:

    Bad news for us imho… Microsoft buying Yahoo!

  6. xenolon says:

    did you notice your image is being used as the art for this post on

  7. Gnal says:

    This seems to be the 15 minutes of fame for my flickr account ; )

  8. drummerjoe says:


  9. _vikram says:

    Did wired ask for your permission? …because it seems you havent allowed commercial uses of this photo. Sue ’em? :-p

  10. Gnal says:

    In that case, I changed it : )

  11. justjosef says:

    Can someone start a protest pool? The few pics I have seen in online articles are amazing. Would be great if they were grouped in an easy to find flickr pool. Thanks! Another funny one:

  12. Francesco Gallarotti says:

    Very appropriate picture… MSFT is swallowing YHOO… but let’s not forget that YHOO swallowed FLICKR few months before…. It’s the evil corporations empire… a sad reality… So what’s next? what’s out there like Flickr, better than Flickr, possibly not owned by some major corporation?

  13. Gnal says:

    Thanks Francesco. 2005, when Yahoo snapped Flickr, it was a medium sized, but very fast growing photo community. Yahoo had the server infrastructure to support the countless new users. Both profitted. But now, the Microsoft and Yahoo internet applications portfolio have more in common than search engines and web mail. What will be left of Yahoo in 1 or 2 years? Also I’m wondering, how the new Yahoo – Microsoft corporate culture will work. The best alternative IMHO is, but the last word in the merger has’t been spoken…

  14. MacSmiley says:

    Clever image! I hope this turns out to be a false alarm. Congratulations! It’s not quite, but I’ve posted this photo to my tumblelog!

  15. kristaneher says:

    Francesco – you should check out (in the interest of full disclosure, I do work there). We are invite only but if you email me (krista at Photrade dot com) and reference this issue I would be happy to send to an invite (private beta right now) and answer any questions. We are about as far away from corporate as you can get – just closed some seed funding and are currently cleaning up the rough edges. Check out the Flickr discussion from the Altanta guild for their discussion

  16. Dragon_I says:

    Microsoft announces new Flickr pricing!!! Say goodbye to Flickr Pro :( Say hello to Flickr Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise and Ultimate. Flickr Home Basic – $24.99 Flickr Home Premium – $39.99 Flickr Ultimate – $69.99 Flickr Business – $99.99 Flickr Enterprise – * Call for pricing (probably can’t afford it)

  17. Arek Olek says:

    could you post an exact url to the image? i simply can’t find it on — Seen on antyweb (?)

  18. l0b0 says:

    I’m out of here if Yahoo accepts the bid. Now how do I download all the photos with all the meta information? That is, tags, EXIF data, notes, copyright, sets, privacy information, stats, and everything else. Anyone try flickrdownload?

  19. tschörda says:

    yes, i am actually looking for such a tool too! i want to download all my pix and the info, exif, notes, …. to my harddrive as quick as possible. i will definitely not renew my pro account in march and since that means i will only have the access to the last 200 pix … i need to act fast if i want to grab my ~ 1800 fotos! any help would be very much appreciated!

  20. Anoop A says:

    "Did they merge?" by Anoop A [?] Did they merge?

  21. disownedlight says:

    Awesome! — (?)

  22. Tom O'Neill says:

    I think this photo is a Please add your photo to After you add it to the group pool, please tag this photo as a SuperShot Invited with SIC

  23. -= Treviño =- says:

    Wonderful pic… We want be free from Microsoft: Microflickr Hates You

  24. bealluc says:

    100% awesome. (edit – er, the image, not Microsoft’s attempt at bully-on-the-beaching yahoo into oblivion)

  25. GarrettWI says:

    I love this picture!!!

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