Monday, March 21, 2005

Yahoo buys Flickr maker Ludicorp

While I was busy at work last night, it appears the impossibly affable bunch at Vancouver's Ludicorp were also working away.

"Holy smokes, SOMEBODY out there is bad at keeping secrets!! Yes! We can finally confirm that Yahoo has made a definitive agreement to acquire Flickr and us, Ludicorp," Caterina Fake announced on the Flickr Blog yesterday. For those who don't know what Flickr is, you should really check it out.

I visited Ludicorp last May to interview Caterina and Stewart. While the piece that was eventually published was heavily edited due to print restrictions, and after our talk and trying Flickr myself, I realized Flickr was going to be huge -- either they'd grow into an online powerhouse, or they'd be acquired.

Looks like I was right.

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