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February 1, 2008
I love Flickr and I use it to back up all of my photos. With today's announcement of Microsoft's offer to buy Yahoo for $44.6 billion, I can't help but wonder what the fate of my vast photo collection may be.
If the acquisition goes through, some of Yahoo's services will inevitably get shut down or merged into MSN's similar offerings. Microsoft doesn't have an existing product that is as cool or popular as Flickr yet, but I don't think Flickr is a particularly profitable operation.
I'm not the only one who is concerned about the future of Flickr:
Latest FlickrCentral discussion thread
Wired article about Flickr and Microsoft's acquisition of Yahoo!
Flickr pool by concerned Flickr users
What are your favourite Yahoo! products and which ones are you most concerned about?