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With Microsoft putting Yahoo on its dinner plate, I may have a very different reason for getting my photos off of Flickr. I viewed Yahoo's acquisition of Flickr as an overall plus; a Microsoft acquisition would be a bit of a poison pill. The same goes for del.icio.us, though my heart is less tied to that service.

My mind goes back to the acquisition of Hotmail, which turned a leading free e-mail provider into a stagnant cesspool of spam and craptacular-ness. Microsoft forced Hotmail onto MS infrastructure for political reasons. Attempting the same with Yahoo's gives me visions of datacenters engulfed in flames.

The most interesting take I've seen in How Microsoft Could Go Hostile. it brings to light the timing of the takeover bid and how Microsoft could circumvent Yahoo's anti-acquisition poison pill.

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