As many avid Tumblr fans OMG’ed at the news Monday that Yahoo had bught the popular blogging network for $1.1 billion, those involved in the deal are clearly doing everything they can to prove that it’s NBD.
Yahoo CEO Melissa Mayer said she wanted to “let Tumblr be Tumblr,” on an investors’ call Monday, according to the Huffington Post. That means, for one thing, that all those X-rated accounts on Tumblr would get to stay. (Currently, Tumblr asks those uploading porn content to tag it with “NSFW,” Not Safe For Work, and to not use its on-site video tool.)
$1.1 Billion. That’s what Yahoo is paying to bring blogging site Tumblr into its fold. To tout the partnership, Yahoo wrote what has to be the best second sentence of any press release ever:
“Tumblr announced today that they have reached a definitive agreement for Yahoo! to acquire Tumblr. Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business.”
Yahoo has long tried to ensure that its homepage is packed with current news. Headlines from the AP abound, but these days that’s no longer enough. The newswires aren’t usually breaking news any more; it’s Twitter.
To adapt to this new reality, Yahoo recently announced a partnership with Twitter to allow tweets to directly appear on Yahoo’s homepage. As Emil Protalinski from The Next Web explains:
Want to watch a horror movie? Well, there’s now an app for that.
Filmmaker Neal Edelstein has made a horror film called Haunting Melissa that has been released as an app for the iPad 2. As Lucas Shaw describes it for The Wrap, it brings the concept into the 21st century:
“Horror films are all about surrendering control, as the viewer yields to the filmmaker for every twist, turn and fright.”
As a twentysomething woman, I’m always interested to see–when female friends get married–if they make the name change or keep their maiden name.
These days, that decision is usually announced by making it “Facebook official,” by simply changing the relationship status, or changing the last name along with it.
Using these data points, and women’s birth dates, Facebook analyzed what percentage of women from different age groups are taking their husbands’ last names, hyphenating their names or keeping their maiden names. The results were announced on the Facebook Data Science page this week.