Well, it was great while it lasted.
Yahoo! Bought Tumblr
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/20/2013|
Well, there go the pr0n tumblrs. Look forward to seeing this message a lot:
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|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/20/2013|
In an effort to be relevant, Yahoo! is making some odd purchases like this. While it's frightening on one hand, it's interesting to imagine what Yahoo! will look likeas it crashes to the ground.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/20/2013|
I thought for whatever reason Microsoft had bought out Yahoo! Glad to see that isn't the case but this is very bad news, tumblr is the coolest.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/20/2013|
And they only paid 1.1 billion in cash.
26 year old guy that sold it was a high school dropout.
He will never have a problem finding pussy again.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/20/2013|
He's kinda cute also, but doesn't ping at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/20/2013|
Please log in with your Yahoo! ID to view this page.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/20/2013|
Tumblr will go the way of MySpace
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/20/2013|
Yahoo owns bing and you can find porn on bing so...
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/20/2013|
Microsoft owns Bing, dumbass. And Microsoft does not own Yahoo!, idiot R3.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/20/2013|
r7, only if a new microblogging platform comes along. So far, nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/20/2013|
New microblogging platform.....on the WAY!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/20/2013|
Will Melissa make him come to work every day and sit in a cubicle?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/20/2013|
Here's a link to the official Yahoo tumblr blog, where they answer questions.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/20/2013|
So, no one asked about the human wang, which has hardly gotten as much support anywhere as on tumblr.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/20/2013|
At least it didn't go to Google.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/20/2013|
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If Yahoo was still at the top of its game, it would be creating its own innovated technology, not buying up old outdated technology from others.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!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/20/2013|
[quote]They will apply adds
[quote]there are too many adds
Why can't people spell "ads" (short for advertisements)?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/20/2013|
WARNING: From now on, the only dicks on this site will be complete yahoos.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/20/2013|
$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!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/20/2013|
Yahoo is still around? What do they even do anymore?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/20/2013|
The shareholders elected her, it is their money, they will pay the price. Welcome to how public Corporations work 101.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/20/2013|
We know that, R24.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/20/2013|
[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?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/20/2013|
I'll Tumblr for Yahoo.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/20/2013|
"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.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/20/2013|
Marco Arment has a good, close to Tumblr's founding take on this
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/20/2013|
[quote]Well, there go the pr0n tumblrs.
There are non-porn tumblrs??
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/20/2013|
R33 I thought Tumblr was prn.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/20/2013|
The problem isn't what Yahoo!'s going to do to Tumblr, but what it's done to Flickr. Yuck!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/20/2013|
The internet would be a better place without Google & Yahoo fucking everything up.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/20/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/20/2013|