Editor's Pick Some Tumblr fans want to know how Yahoo plans to avoid the fate of Flickr, Geocities, and other failed acquisitions. So we asked Marissa Mayer.
Yahoo acquired Flickr back in 2005, but the photo-sharing service suffered under persistent mismanagement. Now it looks like Yahoo is finally giving Flickr the attention it deserved back in the day.
While rumors have been swirling for days, Yahoo finally confirmed this morning that it has acquired popular blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer held a press conference today to flesh out more details about its $1.1 billion acquisition of blog platform Tumblr, which was confirmed yesterday after days of rumors.
While it may be too early to tell how Tumblr users will ultimately respond to Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition, we're seeing signs that are jumping to other blogging services.
Yahoo's board has reportedly approved a $1.1 billion, all-cash offer to acquire Tumblr, a rapidly-growing and very popular microblogging server.
Tumblr, which famously hates advertising and only started trying to make money after five years in existence, is in a bit of a pickle, as its $125 million in funding is running out, giving the service only a few-month window in which to raise a new round or find a sugar daddy.
Yahoo is holding a New York event this Monday for a mystery announcement.
If you can't be cool, why not buy someone who is? That's what Yahoo is looking to do with a potential investment in hot blogging service Tumblr, according to Adweek and All Things D.
Tumblr has been on a mobile app updating roll! The company has released an update to its iOS app, days after launching its first Windows Phone 8 app.
Tumblr released the app this morning, bringing the "post anything" blogging website to a whole new host of phones.
Tumblr's new mobile ad platform may finally help the company turn a profit. And it's about time.
For the first time, Tumblr's CEO chats about the company's failed journalistic foray.
Tumblr has completely redesigned the new app, and the best part is the post-anything screen that reinforces Tumblr's reputation as the simplest place to post just about anything.
Editor's Pick Automattic, the company behind Wordpress.com and its 3.6 billion monthly pageviews, is testing a new native advertising monetization option with its massive blogging community: promoted posts.
With 74 million daily posts, Tumblr is a big haystack to get lost in. Which is why the company is planning to monetize its mobile product the new old-fashioned way: pay-per-view. You pay, that is, and others view.
A security breach at cloud-based customer support vendor Zendesk has exposed personal information including email addresses of Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr clients, the company said today in a blog post.
Spark Capital plans to close its oversubscribed $425 million fourth fund in two weeks.
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Editor's Pick "When I first saw a thinspiration blog, all I wanted to do was get it shut down. Then I saw how much my friends were getting from it. This wasn’t my battle; it was theirs."