12:15 AM

Will Flickr CEO make any interesting announcements at ETech?

Since I confirmed Om's story that Yahoo! was negotiating to buy Flickr, Tom has been asking me daily, "Where's the Flickr deal?"

CEO Stewart Butterfield is giving two sessions at O'Reilly's Emerging Tech conference next week, entertainingly called "Web Services as a Strategy for Startups: Opening Up and Letting Go" and "Folksonomy, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mess." So this could be the venue where the announcement happens.

But I wouldn't bet on it. ;-)