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A List Of Yahoo's Terrible Acquisitions (And Some Good Ones!)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc announced on Monday it would shell out $1.1 billion to buy blogging service Tumblr, in a bid to revitalize its brand and attract a younger generation of users. Yahoo has been criticized for making big acquisitions that have not always reaped lasting returns. Under...
A List Of Yahoo's Terrible Acquisitions (And Some Good Ones!)
Yahoo didn't buy Tumblr. They bought Tumblr's market position
Hoping To Ride The Crowdfunding Wave, Celery Lets Sellers Accept Pre-Orders, Charge When Products Ready To Ship

'The New York Times' Built A Robot To Write Poems

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New York Times senior software architect Jacob Harris has a thing for robots and wordplay. You may recall he's the guy behind @nytimes_ebooks, the Times answer to the elusive and inscrutable Twitter bot @Horse_ebooks. So it's only natural that Harris has now created an algorithm that extrudes haiku out of the text of Times stories....
'The New York Times' Built A Robot To Write Poems

How Tumblr fell into Yahoo's hands

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Why Yahoo thinks blogging platform Tumblr is worth more than $1bn...
How Tumblr fell into Yahoo's hands
Facebook Says Blocking Viral 'Reasons My Son Is Crying' Tumblr Was a 'Mistake'

Yahoo's Tumblr takover is a bold roll of the dice

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CEO Marissa Meyer risks blowing the blogging platform's cool - but the deal could rejuvenate the tech giant's ad businessDespite the breadth and diversity of life online, there are relatively few opportunities to make the kind of acquisitions that make the industry stop and take stock. Yahoo's $1.1bn deal to...
Yahoo's Tumblr takover is a bold roll of the dice

Report: Facebook and Microsoft flirting with Tumblr too

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It's a love square with three of the industry's biggest players competing for the popular blogging platform. [Read more]...
Report: Facebook and Microsoft flirting with Tumblr too

Sweden's Tictail is now powering 10,000 online stores, after only 10 months

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Editor’s note: This article by Greg Anderson originally appeared on ArcticStartup, an independent tech blog that reports on digital startups and growth entrepreneurship from the Nordic and Baltic countries. Today, Stockholm, Sweden-based Tictail became a story of tens. They’ve hit 10,000 stores after 10 months, and now have ten employees...
Sweden's Tictail is now powering 10,000 online stores, after only 10 months

Tumblr reinvents its Android app, bringing back the fun

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale So much in mobile app development is so serious these days. Interfaces are often beautiful, but seldom fun, as the relentless drive to small-screen efficiency and usability crowds out creativity. That’s not the problem with Tumblr’s new Android...
Tumblr reinvents its Android app, bringing back the fun

Facebook platform industry news and hires: We Are Social

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We Are Social, a global social media agency, which previously focused on strategic research, planning and creative in the owned and earned categories of marketing, announced this week that it is expanding into paid media. To do so, it has hired David Gilbert, formerly of TBG Digital, to lead the...
Facebook platform industry news and hires: We Are Social

Yahoo board approves $1.1B acquisition of Tumblr -- WSJ

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Twitter that Yahoo's board has given the green light for the company's $1.1 billion purchase of the blogging site. [Read more]...
Yahoo board approves $1.1B acquisition of Tumblr -- WSJ

GOOGLE-YOUTUBE VETERAN: OK, Marissa Mayer, Here's How To Not Screw Up Tumblr (GOOG, YHOO)

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Wall Street analysts and Yahoo shareholders are worried that Yahoo is going to screw up Tumblr, its $1.1 billion acquisition. They are worried because Yahoo, and big Internet companies in general, have a history of paying a lot for startups and then killing their momentum. Yahoo's victims are GeoCities and...
GOOGLE-YOUTUBE VETERAN: OK, Marissa Mayer, Here's How To Not Screw Up Tumblr (GOOG, YHOO)

Report: Yahoo's board agrees to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr

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Yahoo’s board of directors has agreed to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion, the Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD reported Sunday. The deal is expected to be announced Monday. Tumblr founder David Karp, who owns at least 25 percent of the company, has agreed to stay on for at least four years,...
Report: Yahoo's board agrees to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr

This Tumblr says what everyone is thinking: I don't want to download your app

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Apps are huge and everyone knows it — Apple alone is about to pass 50 billion app downloads. Unfortunately, there’s a flaw in the “app for everything” ideology: now every single website these days wants to be an app. This is a bad because… Not everything needs to be an app If...
This Tumblr says what everyone is thinking: I don't want to download your app

Tumblr ads go mobile

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Animated GIFs, journal entries, cat photos, and now, more ads. Tumblr, in an effort to further boost its revenue, is rolling out ads into users' mobile feeds.The privately held social-networking and blogging site introduced sponsored posts to its desktop service less than a year ago. These ads have allowed...
Tumblr ads go mobile

Watch: Tumblr, Makerbot and Vimeo founders do brunch, talk innovation at SXSW

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SXSW Interactive may have everyone worked up over non-stop marketing gimmicks and booze, but the true value of festivals like SXSW is their role as a catalyst for conversations and ideas. When you bring a ton of smart and creative people into a small space, great things can happen. In this spirit of conversation,...
Watch: Tumblr, Makerbot and Vimeo founders do brunch, talk innovation at SXSW
Tumblr updates iPhone app with Photosets and other picture-friendly tweaks
With $2.1M From True Ventures (And Others), TripleLift Builds Ads From A Brand's Trending Images

Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

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Man with the plan? (Photo: Twitter/SuccessMag) When you’re as stylish as Tumblr CEO David Karp, who needs to sweat the small stuff? Case in point: his company’s profitability. During an interview at a conference hosted by paidContent, he informed the audience that Tumblr isn’t making money—but it’s “not a metric that is...
Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

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We’ve all by now heard about how Yahoo is trying to get some “cool” with a supposed $1 billion purchase of hip blogging platform Tumblr, but it may be a moot point if Tumblr’s users fail to stick around post-sale. Microsoft and Facebook may be trying to make a move ahead...
Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

There's A Big Disconnect In The Way Apple Enforces Its Anti-Porn Policy (AAPL)

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After an outbreak of user-generated porn on Twitter's new video-sharing app Vine, there's been a big debate about how such content should be managed by Apple, which explicitly prohibits porn in apps for iPhone and iPad. But much of it misses the point. The story here isn't the porn on...
There's A Big Disconnect In The Way Apple Enforces Its Anti-Porn Policy (AAPL)

The Kogeto Dot For iPhones Lets You Shoot 360-Degree Video

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This is the Kogeto Dot for iPhone 4, 4S, and 5. Why We Love It: The Kogeto Dot is an attachable video camera for your iPhone that records 360 degree footage. Not only does it let you get panoramic shots, but there's an interactive video component, too. It snaps easily...
The Kogeto Dot For iPhones Lets You Shoot 360-Degree Video

Spark Capital Raises $450 Million For Its 4th Fund To See Its Startups All The Way Through To Exit

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Spark Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm, has raised $450 million for its its fourth and largest fund to date. The fund is about $100 million larger than Spark's last. General Partner Todd Dagres says that's because Spark has "figured out its sweet spot." It wants to ramp up its...
Spark Capital Raises $450 Million For Its 4th Fund To See Its Startups All The Way Through To Exit

Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

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Tumblr is wasting no time in ramping up the amount of advertising it serves now that its $1.1 billion acquisition by Yahoo has been announced. Tumblr will launch a test of "in-stream" ads on its desktop users' dashboards as soon as tomorrow, a source tells Business Insider. A company representative...
Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

Yahoo! Opening New Office in Times Square, Wants to Expand NYC Presence by 60 Percent

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(Photo: Tumblr) Yahoo is taking over New York, whether you like it or not. After the long-awaited announcement that the old school web giant had purchased Alley darling Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion, the company held a press event in Times Square to make another big declaration: Yahoo will...
Yahoo! Opening New Office in Times Square, Wants to Expand NYC Presence by 60 Percent

JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

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Just in time for Posterous’ closure on April 30th, a service has launched to bring Posterous blogs over to rival service, Tumblr. JustMigrate was announced the same day that Posterous unceremoniously called it quits via its blog. The service requires you to punch in your posterous URL, authorize it with...
JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End
This Survey Says Tumblr Is a Ghost Town For Brands (YHOO)

The 14 Lucky Early Employees And 3 Investors Behind The $1.1 Billion Tumblr Deal

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Tumblr was recently acquired by Yahoo for $1.1 billion. Which early employees hit the jackpot with their stock options? We rounded up 14 of the earliest employees at Tumblr. They were the site's first users, template designers, and friends of David Karp's. The first employee was Marco Arment, who went...
The 14 Lucky Early Employees And 3 Investors Behind The $1.1 Billion Tumblr Deal
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