So, no one asked about the human wang, which has hardly gotten as much support anywhere as on tumblr.
At least it didn't go to Google.
Yahoo is not an innovator anymore. They will apply adds to Tumblr to make it profitable profitable and everyone will leave because it is too slaw and there are too many adds.
If Yahoo was still at the top of its game, it would be creating its own innovated technology, not buying up old outdated technology from others. Dump your Yahoo stock - FAST!
[quote]They will apply adds
[quote]there are too many adds
Why can't people spell "ads" (short for advertisements)?
WARNING: From now on, the only dicks on this site will be complete yahoos.
This is why stupid, clueless hausfrau should not be given the roles of heads of major corporations solely based on the fact they have vaginas and/or blonde hair.
This woman was untested, but Yahoo! thought (and rightly knew) they'd get a strong news cycle dose by hiring a "mommy" who's a wet daydream for the legions of husky stay-at-home fraus and morning chat show hostesses who drool over this "brave choice of leadership".
What's she done? Alienated and angered her otherwise loyal employee base, make a couple of bad decisions and drain the company's already near-depleted coffers on a vanity purchase to show and 'cool' and 'edgy' Yahoo! is (or isn't).
The Tumblr purchase was all about HER. Not her company, not bettering Yahoo! and not the promise of Tumblr itself. She wanted to see herself in the papers and on television as buying an edgy start-up to give herself some kind of corporate cred.
Now watch as she continues to crash and burn and take an iconic web company with her.
What [italic]is[/italic] Yahoo, anyway? The only thing I ever encounter it is when I get lured into one of their groups, which are so dysfunctional, I give them up after an hour, max.
$1.1 Billion for a dot com address and a building of outdated network servers? They got ripped off! Dump this new CEO before it is too late!
Yahoo is still around? What do they even do anymore?
R19 is probably correct. These CEOs really are grifters. Mayer knows that nothing can save Yahoo, but she'll get on this grift and leave with a huge salary and another grifting opportunity as the company goes bust.
The shareholders elected her, it is their money, they will pay the price. Welcome to how public Corporations work 101.
We know that, R24.
[quote] Tumblr will go the way of MySpace
that's a fun thing to say, but why?
Everyone will defect to Pinterest or something? I don't know, I don't see anything immediately replacing it. Tumblr isn't fancy and people like their Tumblr picture blogs for what they are. Is Yahoo going to change Tumblr all around?
R26, the young demographic that mainly inhabits Tumblr will soon get super pissed if Yahoo introduces any kind of changes they don't like, such as ads or any kind of limitations on content, and the chances of Yahoo doing exactly that seem high.
The only value in Tumblr is its user base, and that is exactly the kind of user base that moves quickly to an alternative platform if they don't like how things go where they are. Many people on Tumblr already migrated from Livejournal, for e.g. $1.1 billion is a completely insane amount of money to pay for a bunch of highly tech-savy users who will up and leave if you piss them off by trying to make money from them.
I'll Tumblr for Yahoo.
Tumblr already has ads in its mobile app, and mobile is the only thing that matters these days. Yahoo is buying users, content, and data to mine. Tumblr is gaining MASSIVE pipeline and insane analytical capability.
I don't know what you all are screaming about. Those of you complaining about Marissa haven't checked Yahoo's stock trajectory since she took over.
"This is why stupid, clueless hausfrau should not be given the roles of heads of major corporations solely based on the fact they have vaginas and/or blonde hair."
R19 is mad.
Fuck you illiterate aspergers cunt @ r9. I clearly said "thought" not DID, you're the idiot. Forgive me for not being au fait with the latest computer merger news.
[quote]Well, there go the pr0n tumblrs.
There are non-porn tumblrs??
R33 I thought Tumblr was prn.
The problem isn't what Yahoo!'s going to do to Tumblr, but what it's done to Flickr. Yuck!
The internet would be a better place without Google & Yahoo fucking everything up.
This will not end well. Last time Yahoo bought Flickr, Yahoo messed it up.
Now, Yahoo is still shell-shocked about its Flickr mistake. This gives Tumblr people a free meal ticket. Whatever succeeds will be credited to the Tumblr people. What ever fails will be blamed on Yahoo.
It is a lose lose situation for Yahoo.
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