Google Buying Flickr?
Adam thinks that Flickr will be bought by Google early next year. This isn’t the first “Google wants to buy Flickr” rumor I’ve heard, but it is the first one I’ve seen on a blog.
As a Flickr user and an out of the closet Flickr fan, I’m always worried when anyone talks of great little companies being bought by a Big Company. Why? Big Companies have a way of buying cool services and then making them way less cool. One of the best examples I read of that is the story of Nullsoft.
I think Google has a good track record in this department so far (namely Picasa and Blogger), but I’d just hate to see a great service like Flickr get screwed up before its time.
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