Cash or Trash: Flickr

January 25th, 2007 | Categories: cash or trash

Today’s “Cash or Trash” company is Flickr. 


Flickr logo


If you are unfamiliar with “Cash or Trash”, here is a quick rundown:

In every post, I will name a well-known web 2.0 company. Readers will then have to decide whether the company is worth investing in or whether it’s doomed for bankruptcy. In other words, would you invest cash in the company or do you think it should be thrown in the trash?

Provide a brief argument as to why or why not you would invest in the company in the comments. Debating and arguing is highly recommended and encouraged, as long as arguments are well sought-out and thorough.

A couple of points to keep in mind:

  • Determine whether you would invest at TODAY’S valuation. Forget past growth. In other words, do you still think the company has a lot of upside potential?
  • Don’t treat your ‘cash’ like play money. Would you actually see yourself investing in the company if given the opportunity to purchase shares?
  • If you are not familiar with the company or service, refrain from posting until you try the service.

For previous “Cash or Trash” companies, visit the Cash or Trash category.


  1. Azhar Says:

    After being acquired by Yahoo! Flickr is sure to grow a lot more… and Yahoo! will support that, and also make it more commercially viable to host so much and provide so much that they do. They even raised the upload per month from 20MB to 100MB, a sign that they’re going strong!

  2. Friedbeef's Tech Says:

    Will never become trash because Yahoo owns it.
    Will never become cash because of insane bandwidth costs.

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