Important Photobucket Announcement

Posted by on May 30, 2007 in Press Releases | 32 Comments

Dear Photobucket Friends:

As you may have already heard, today Photobucket announced that it has accepted an offer to be acquired by Fox Interactive Media (FIM), a division of News Corporation. This is a really big piece of news for us at Photobucket.

First and foremost, we expect nothing to change in our day-to-day operations. After the transaction is closed and finalized, the plan is to operate Photobucket as an independent, standalone company within FIM.

We plan to continue developing innovative tools that enhance self-expression and give you the best media sharing, linking and searching experience on the Web. Partnering with FIM will give us added resources and support to deliver on this vision, as well as the ability to offer new features for you — our most important audience.

If you have questions or just want to drop us a line, write a comment here on the blog, or email us at We read all your emails and messages. Keep them coming. And most importantly, keep all the great ideas coming.

I thank you for your support, and for all the ways you teach us what is truly meaningful about the Photobucket experience. We are extremely excited about Photobucket’s future, and look forward to continuing to bring you the very best personal media site in the world.

Alex Welch, CEO, co-founder, Photobucket, Inc.


  1. chandragopal
    June 24, 2007

    accept my congrats for the 4th birthday of photobucket and also on opening of pb store online. regarding controversy about FOX AND MY SPACE i want to keep away. thank you because photobucket’s service till now was worth commending since it maintained standard and love of the members and it will continue to do so in future as well. but i am sad because very many members are going to leave photobucket. sorry for that. things have reached to that extent that no solution seems to be evolved. all the best.

  2. angus
    June 13, 2007

    Congrats! These whining crybabies need to grow up. Taking drugs is causing you to be paranoid.

  3. angus
    June 13, 2007

    Congrats! These whining crybabies need to grow up. Taking drugs is causing you to be paranoid.

  4. Sari
    June 11, 2007

    This is NOT good news at all. I’m out researching for a new place to store my photos.
    Fox is NOT worth doing business with.
    Goodluck, not only to the crew at PB, but also to anyone who uses it via Fox!
    Damn, I was always happy with photobucket, too!

  5. Brendajos
    June 7, 2007

    ugh… I always said that I couldn’t think of anything that would get me to leave photobucket and that i would even be willing to pay for it at this point if you started charging. Somehow you managed to find the one thing I hadn’t thought of that would make me leave. I can not support a company that would sell out to Murdoch. I wish you luck but I won’t be here with you for it. *sigh*

  6. Kevin
    June 5, 2007

    I have a Pro account but I may just have to leave.
    Photobucket has been reliable but they still haven’t gotten around to making the interface run faster. Yet they continue to add all of these bells and whistles without taking care of the important things first.
    And now with Fox and MySpace…what to expect? Is it going to be a bunch of hoohahs that are popular with 14-year-old girls but are just plain annoying to those of us who are just looking for a quality hosting service.
    It’s bad enough that Photobucket endorses the theft of our photographs and then also lets the abettor (QOOP) get paid for it. But that’s a complaint for another time.

  7. mohammed
    June 2, 2007

    thanks alot. Just what I wanted to hear