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Yahoo! Bought Tumblr

Well, it was great while it lasted.

by Anonymousreply 3705/20/2013

Well, there go the pr0n tumblrs. Look forward to seeing this message a lot:

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by Anonymousreply 105/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 205/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 305/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 405/20/2013

He's kinda cute also, but doesn't ping at all.

by Anonymousreply 505/20/2013

Please log in with your Yahoo! ID to view this page.

by Anonymousreply 605/20/2013

Tumblr will go the way of MySpace

by Anonymousreply 705/20/2013

Yahoo owns bing and you can find porn on bing so...

by Anonymousreply 805/20/2013

Microsoft owns Bing, dumbass. And Microsoft does not own Yahoo!, idiot R3.

by Anonymousreply 905/20/2013

r7, only if a new microblogging platform comes along. So far, nothing.

by Anonymousreply 1005/20/2013

New microblogging platform.....on the WAY!

by Anonymousreply 1105/20/2013

Will Melissa make him come to work every day and sit in a cubicle?

by Anonymousreply 1205/20/2013

Here's a link to the official Yahoo tumblr blog, where they answer questions.

by Anonymousreply 1305/20/2013

So, no one asked about the human wang, which has hardly gotten as much support anywhere as on tumblr.

by Anonymousreply 1405/20/2013

At least it didn't go to Google.

by Anonymousreply 1505/20/2013

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If Yahoo was still at the top of its game, it would be creating its own innovated technology, not buying up old outdated technology from others.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 Anonymousreply 1605/20/2013

[quote]They will apply adds

[quote]there are too many adds

Why can't people spell "ads" (short for advertisements)?

by Anonymousreply 1705/20/2013

WARNING: From now on, the only dicks on this site will be complete yahoos.

by Anonymousreply 1805/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1905/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2005/20/2013

$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 Anonymousreply 2105/20/2013

Yahoo is still around? What do they even do anymore?

by Anonymousreply 2205/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2305/20/2013

The shareholders elected her, it is their money, they will pay the price. Welcome to how public Corporations work 101.

by Anonymousreply 2405/20/2013

We know that, R24.

by Anonymousreply 2505/20/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 2605/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2705/20/2013

I'll Tumblr for Yahoo.

by Anonymousreply 2805/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2905/20/2013

"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 Anonymousreply 3005/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3105/20/2013

Marco Arment has a good, close to Tumblr's founding take on this

by Anonymousreply 3205/20/2013

[quote]Well, there go the pr0n tumblrs.

There are non-porn tumblrs??

by Anonymousreply 3305/20/2013

R33 I thought Tumblr was prn.

by Anonymousreply 3405/20/2013

The problem isn't what Yahoo!'s going to do to Tumblr, but what it's done to Flickr. Yuck!

by Anonymousreply 3505/20/2013

The internet would be a better place without Google & Yahoo fucking everything up.

by Anonymousreply 3605/20/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3705/20/2013
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