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Here's hoping for a quick death of this company with a huge financial loss. The grief their decisions have made is a huge disservice to customers that put their trust in them. A perfect example of how not to do business. :mad:

I'm glad I didn't have all my photos in one basket and transferred copies to another basket.

I'm sure I have a few older threads with the now broken Photobucket linked photos. I can fix the links from Google Photos if someone runs across one of the threads.
 

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I have so many images spread over many forums, many how-to picture threads on forums I haven't visited in years that I don't know where some of them are.
Not to mention thousands of pictures posted in dozens of threads...

Ah, well, so it goes.

Interesting that the company bought PB for $250,000,000 then sold it for $60,000,000.
That's one huge loss!

From TechCrunch:
Lots more details are coming in on the Photobucket fire sale by MySpace/News Corp. The sale is all but complete, say new sources. And the buyer is definitely Washington state based Ontela. Ontela, a mobile photo upload and storage service, is backed by Disney’s Steamboat Ventures, among others.
Steamboat Ventures is said to be putting $40 million or more in additional capital into Ontela. Most of that will go to News Corp., valuing Photobucket at $60 million, say multiple sources. A portion of the new funding will go into the merged entity.
MySpace acquired Photobucket back in 2007 for $250 million, plus a $50 million earnout. This new deal marks that valuation down by almost 83%.
MySpace won’t answer queries about this story (in fact, they seem to have cut us off completely after this slightly critical story last week). Ontela keeps sending us to voicemail.
 
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