Yahoo is expected to announce Monday that it’s acquiring the social media site Tumblr, in a deal The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets are reporting to be worth about $1.1 billion. Some analysts are calling the acquisition an effort by Yahoo to be “cool and relevant” again.
To quote responder, Erick Carpenter: “…and good luck with that. Like a middle-aged man throwing money at a high-end CBR motorcycle, hair plugs and gym membership Yahoo seems destined to not embrace the fact that it’s just no longer cool and never again will be. Suck it up, sell off the parts and move on. Get ahold of MySpace and get an apartment together.”
Yahoo will pay about $1.1 billion for the six-year-old blogging site. Tumblr’s leadership won’t change and Yahoo promises it will be independently operated.
I am so not here for this shit tho.
To quote a response to this: “As soon as a CEO promises not to screw something like this up, you just know it’s gonna get screwed up.”
And it’s fucking Yahoo we’re talking about. It’s just a matter of time…
As someone else said: “What does this mean for Tumblr users? Pure, raw fear and loathing. Yahoo’s reputation of buying companies and then slowly killing them off or letting them die is well-known. GeoCities, Photo Albums, Yahoo 360… the list goes on. If Yahoo makes unwanted changes or tries to restrict content, Tumblr users will revolt and leave en masse… just what Yahoo does not want to happen..”
Did you finally hit it? Im at 2220. Wish there was a way to go through them easier.
Well I have 361,226 likes. D:
What can I say? I’m obsessive compulsive.
There definitely needs to be an easier way to peruse them AND archives and drafts as well.
Wait. Is there a like limit?
ah yes…. the smell of victoryI don’t want this.
JESUS CHRIST I JUST HAD A STROKE
WSJ reports Yahoo board has approved a $1.1 billion deal — in cash — to purchase Tumblr.
There it is.
yahoo wants to buy tumblr so i’m making an early prediction as to what would happen if this were to take place
I’m gon’ need TumTaster to work again. :(
I need to learn how to add a signature to all of my posts. That Tumblr Helper thing is outdated and doesn’t work anymore… so what do I do?