SmugMug buys Flickr for undisclosed sum

Photo-sharing site SmugMug — used by consumers and professionals alike — has agreed to acquire Flickr from Yahoo-owner Oath. The deal will see Flickr continuing to operate as a separate entity. The aim is to create what’s described as “the world’s best home for photography”, building on Flickr’s existing 100 million-strong userbase. But what does the acquisition mean for Flickr users, and what does it mean for SmugMug’s customers? Both companies are eager to stress that nothing is going to change. That said, SmugMug does say that it will be migrating Flickr onto SmugMug’s technology infrastructure, but it does not… [Continue Reading]

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