March 21, 2005

A Sad Day Yahoo does it again - buys out a small start-up. If past experience is anything to go by, this spells the end of Flickr.

The really sickening thing is that they had received buyout offers from both Google and Yahoo, but chose the latter over the former.

  • Son of a bitch! Ludicorp Research & Development Ltd. 201-1040 Hamilton St Vancouver, BC • V6B 2R9 I had just realised Flickr were hometown heroes a few weeks back and was all set to savour the warmth of local reflected, I hope Yahoo stands back and lets them keep on doing like they done.
  • Past experiences aren't all negative. They have helped greatly improve Yahoo, which many of us use on a daily basis for one thing or another. I agree that it would be a shame to kill off Flickr, but it doesn't look like that's where this is headed. The Ludicorp folks are still involved, and now they've got expanded resources. As for the whole Yahoo=bad, Google=good thing. I'm not buying it. I'm sure Google could have outbid Yahoo if they wanted to. It may be that Yahoo was a better fit. I'm witholding judgement on this one until the sky is actually falling.
  • Yahoo still exists?
  • Yahoo! Groups isn't as good as eGroups was, but it's *almost* as good, and I still use it as my first preference for setting up online communities. It beats Tribes in my opinion.
  • Why is it 'sad' or 'sickening' that Flickr decided they didn't want to be assimilated into the GoogleBorg? I say good for them.
  • The only thing I have ever had against Yahoo! was the interface. To me, it is just much to cluttered. The only reason I stopped using egroups when Yahoo aquired it was because the interface was terrible.
  • Actually, it looks like it has been a while since I went to Yahoo.. looks much nicer than I remember.
  • Google are the new Yahoo Yahoo are the new Google
  • Yahoo (groups and email) also gets a whole lot prettier with a little application of adblock. My main frustration was the huge square ads eating screenspace.