Flickr has had a very busy week with Apple, Microsoft, and Google announcing great integrations with Flickr, all within a few days.
Microsoft’s Blaise Aguera y Arcas demo’d an amazing spatial search at TED that uses Flickr photos spliced into Bing Maps. Letting you see a photo in context, in the world. You can see a few samples by clicking on the images above (To see the integration you will be asked to install the Silverlight plugin). The announcement blog post has a must-see video of the Photosynth in action (and here’s another blog post on how to get your photos in there).
As for Google, they released two great integrations: the first is with Google Maps, which browses nearby Flickr photos in the street view (below). Also, Google Buzz brings in the latest Flickr updates.