Already sounding cooler, Yahoo promises not to "screw up" Tumblr
Tumblr puts up 900 posts per second and 24 billion minutes are spent on the site monthly. The site will increase Yahoo's monthly visitors by 50% to about 1 billion a month while boosting traffic by 20%. Tumblr has recently started accepting mobile ads and 25% of its visitors now come from the Tumblr mobile app.
"Tumblr is redefining creative expression online. On many levels, Tumblr and Yahoo couldn't be more different, but, at the same time, they couldn't be more complementary. Yahoo is the Internet's original media network. Tumblr is the Internet's fastest-growing media frenzy. Both companies are homes for brands - established and emerging. And, fundamentally, Tumblr and Yahoo are both all about users, design, and finding surprise and inspiration amidst the everyday."-Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo
"But we're elated to have the support of Yahoo! and their team who share our dream to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas. Tumblr gets better faster with more resources to draw from."-David Karp, Tumblr, CEO
source: Yahoo via PCMag
1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1473; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Lol I'm not much of a fan of tumblr so in my eyes...there's not much to screw up...
2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5166; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
That's a terrible lie coming from u yahoo
3. marbovo (Posts: 333; Member since: 16 May 2013)
I hope Marisa can make Yahoo relevant again, I really like the company
4. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2437; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I just hope they don't do to tumblr what Google did to YouTube.
6. Rager722 (Posts: 55; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
Why are people thumbing this guy down? What he said is right! Look at Youtube with VEVO. No more posting up your own song and video without getting in trouble and it being taken down, they force you to use your name and constantly change the layout making it harder for people to adapt and those people were comfortable with the old layout! And don't forget the ADVERTISEMENTS! which ruined Youtube unless you get ad blocker. The only good Google did to Youtube was to provide people with jobs by making videos, which benefits people. Yahoo I hope you don't ruin what Tumblr is and its purpose! R.I.P Old Youtube before 2008
5. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 416; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
That's what Murdoch said when he took over MySpace.