People, just be glad that Yahoo didn’t buy Instagram. Yahoo purchased Flickr 7 years ago for $35 million dollars. Yahoo hasn’t done anything much with Flickr.
Although it would be interesting to see what would happen if Instagram and Flickr merged together. But Yahoo right now wouldn’t be the company to do it. Yahoo doesn’t have any clear strategy or identity. Although it would be interesting if Yahoo made themselves into a photo company. There is a need for someone to be the clear digital photo leader in social media.
Will that photo social media leader now be Facebook? They already master a ton of personal photos featuring friends and family.
I’d rather have the social media leader for photos be a separate company that focuses just on photos.