While at first we were concerned about whether or not Yahoo was going to let folks still fool with Flickr's API after a purchase, after said discussion on Friday, it looks like Yahoo is actually trying to use APIs to leverage themselves in the developer's marketplace, since news and search APIs are publicly available, so coding your own ports to Flickr may continue. Having just fallen in love with Flickr ourselves, we hope that this means an expansion in the free service, faster development of new features and usability, and otherwise all the things that you can do when you've got a huge market cap and wads of cash on hand.