Wow! From the article:
SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill told USA TODAY he's committed to breathing new life into the faded social networking pioneer, which hosted photos and lively interactions long before it became trendy.
SmugMug, an independent, family-run company, will maintain Flickr as a standalone community of amateur and professional photographers and give the long neglected service the focus and resources it deserves, MacAskill said in an exclusive interview.
As some of you know, SmugMug was cofounded by @Chris, who also cofounded Cake, and several of us worked at SmugMug before we built Cake.
I also worked at Yahoo for many years and got to know some of the Flickr folks. Some of the best people I've ever worked with work at Flickr and SmugMug, so it's pretty exciting to see them joining forces!