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Friday, May 17, 2013

Introducing Yahoomblr?

Posted by on Fri, May 17, 2013 at 1:21 PM

On Monday, Yahoo is holding a press conference, according to TechCrunch. This comes after the company's recent buying spree, and it closely follows rumors that Yahoo is considering spending a billion dollars to buy Tumblr:

On Monday, it seems that we may get a better sense of what Yahoo plans to do with all these new acquisitions, as CNBC is reporting that Yahoo will be holding a “product-related” news event on Monday in New York City. Marissa Mayer will reportedly be speaking at the press conference, but that’s all we know about the contents of the event at this point.

I do get the sense that Tumblr could be a bigger deal than it already is—it's about one-third of a social network and two-thirds of a blogging platform, which seems like a good position to be in—but I'm not sure that Yahoo is the company to bring it to its full potential. But new CEO Marissa Mayer has accomplished what seemed like the impossible a couple years ago: She's got people talking about Yahoo again.


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NotSean 1
Broke girl ---> exotic dancer
Broke web corp --> tumblr
Posted by NotSean on May 17, 2013 at 1:35 PM · Report this
Zebes 2
Oh, goody! While thumbing along my tumblr dashboard earlier today, I couldn't help but think, "You know what this needs? The sort of irrelevance and hamfisted monetization schemes only a aging tech giant from the early 2000s can bring."
Posted by Zebes on May 17, 2013 at 1:40 PM · Report this
brandon 3
NOOOOOO! They better not come for my tumblr porn blog!
Posted by brandon on May 17, 2013 at 1:48 PM · Report this
Great. Then like everything Yahoo! touches, tumblr will turn to ash.
Posted by usagi on May 17, 2013 at 1:56 PM · Report this
balderdash 5
Most pressing question: how in the unholy fuck does Yahoo still have a billion dollars?
Posted by balderdash on May 17, 2013 at 2:08 PM · Report this
CC-Rob 6
Yahoo's motives aside, you know they will end up destroying tumblr.
Posted by CC-Rob on May 17, 2013 at 2:16 PM · Report this
Dougsf 7
I'll browse tumblr now and again, but I don't get how it gets away with the business of hosting copyrighted images without consent, which probably makes up 99% of its content.
Posted by Dougsf on May 17, 2013 at 2:24 PM · Report this
balderdash 8
@6, Yahoo is not exactly open-minded and liberal, historically speaking, and given how much of tumblr's content is "adult" (by which of course I mean nominally adult but we all know it's posted and consumed primarily by teenagers) there is no way this won't be a disaster all 'round.
Posted by balderdash on May 17, 2013 at 2:36 PM · Report this
Zebes 9

Probably because that's what 95% (absolutely accurate figure, I ran it through my scienceometer) of the rest of the web is doing, and it's being passed around by chump users who aren't exactly profiting from it, and you could probably get something taken down if you really wanted and brought your lawyers to bear.
Posted by Zebes on May 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM · Report this
samktg 10
Well, it had a good run.
Posted by samktg on May 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM · Report this
Dougsf 11
True, just surprised such a high-profile company hasn't come up against someone like Conde Nast or Time Warner. Perhaps it boils down to the fact that photographers don't have an equivalent to the RAAA representing them?
Posted by Dougsf on May 17, 2013 at 2:54 PM · Report this
@4, naw, yahoo fantasy football is good
Posted by No Excuses on May 17, 2013 at 3:31 PM · Report this
sirkowski 13
This is gonna suck.
Posted by sirkowski on May 17, 2013 at 6:46 PM · Report this

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