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Verizon Sells Tumblr For A Bag Of Nickels

In today's MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill talks with senior Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser about some market headlines -- mostly the company-based variety, plus a dash of macro, because, boy, that macro news sure is a real honker today. Meanwhile,...
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13 Items That Are Worth More Than Tumblr's $3 Million Price Tag, From An Empty Lot In San Francisco...

Tumblr is being sold off to a new owner — Automattic, the company behind website publisher WordPress — for less than $3 million, Axios reported this week. That's a huge discount compared to the $1.1 billion that Yahoo (since acquired by...
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What Will Tumblr Become Under The Ownership Of Tech’s Only Goldilocks Founder?

This week, Automattic revealed it has signed all the paperwork to acquire Tumblr from Verizon, including its full staff of 200. Tumblr has undergone quite a journey since its headline-grabbing acquisition by Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo in 2013 for $1.1...
Related topics: Verizon Communications Inc, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo (business)

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The Internet Needs Tumblr More Than Ever

It might be the last place that's not a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

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Wework S-1, Building Marketplaces, Improving Content Marketing, And The Demise Of Tumblr

WeWork’s S-1 misses these three key points After much discussion, WeWork finally dropped its S-1 filing with the SEC today as it makes preparations for its IPO. While the company has been producing sizable revenues the past few years, the company...
Related topics: Marketing, Initial Public Offering

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The news hit yesterday that WordPress has purchased Tumblr from Verizon (which owns it by virtue of its acquisition of Yahoo! and AOL). USV seeded Tumblr along with our friends at Spark in the summer of 2007 and were actively involved in the...
Related topics: WordPress, Verizon Communications Inc, Yahoo (tech), AOL

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Taylor Swift Has Tumblr Fan In Tears After She Paid Both Her Tuition And Rent

Taylor Swift had a fan in tears after learning the superstar singer and songwriter paid her tuition and rent in a surprise move that stunned fans of the social networking site Tumblr. The pop star helped a Canadian fan pay off her college tuition...
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Roundup: Wordpress Buys Tumblr; Harry Styles Turns Down 'little Mermaid' Role; Protests In Hong Kong

New Tiffany Haddish standup on Netflix… WordPress buys Tumblr… Harry Styles turns down role as Prince Eric in ‘Little Mermaid‘… Mitski responds to “completely false” child abuse accusations… Bryce...
Related topics: Protests, Netflix

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With Tumblr Sale, Verizon Continues To Stumble In Bungled Pivot Away From Telecom

So for years we've been pointing out that Verizon's attempt to pivot from grumpy old telco to sexy new Millennial ad brand hasn't been going so well. Oddly, mashing together two failing 90s brands in AOL and Yahoo, and renaming the coagulated entity...
Related topics: Verizon Communications Inc, AOL, Yahoo (tech)

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Taylor Swift Encourages Fan To Get Her ‘learn On’ With Nearly $5k Toward Tuition

Taylor Swift donated nearly $5K after Ayesha Khurram, a loyal Swiftie, posted on Tumblr that she was struggling to pay her tuition and rent. To express her gratitude, Khurram shared the PayPal transaction on Instagram along with Swift's sweet note.
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Mitski Issues Statement Denying “completely False” Child Sex Abuse Allegations

“The allegations made on Tumblr of child sex trafficking and abuse against me are completely false in every respect,” she wrote on social media.
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Tumblr Was Bought For The Same Price As A Modest Family Home In San Francisco

Yesterday, Automattic, the creator of WordPress, announced it had acquired Tumblr for “less than $3 million” from its previous owner, Yahoo. It’s an inauspicious fall from grace for the site, which was previously sold to the search giant for...
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The Morning After: Tumblr Has A New Owner

Hey, good morning! Welcome to Tuesday! Sony's newest product is a giant touchscreen for your car, Microsoft wants more people to subscribe to its Office products and Engadget's corporate sibling, Tumblr, is being sold to the owners of...
Related topics: Sony, Microsoft, WordPress

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Tumblr Gets Acquired For Shockingly Low Price

Social networking site Tumblr has just been purchased by Automattic Inc. for a shockingly low price. The site, which hosts more than 450 million blogs, was reportedly purchased for around $3 million, according to The Verge. The price comes as a...

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Verizon Sells Off Early Social Media Darling Tumblr

Verizon acquired Tumblr through its purchase of Yahoo, which bought the social media platform for $1.1 billion in 2013.       
Related topics: Verizon Communications Inc, Social Media, Yahoo (business)

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Taylor Swift Sends Fan Over $4,000 To Pay College Tuition Debt!

Taylor Swift is helping out one of her biggest fans in a major way! The 29-year-old superstar just sent a fan named Ayesha over $4,000 to pay off her college tuition debt. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift Ayesha had posted on her...
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Automattic’s Bargain-bin Tumblr Deal Plugs Right Into The Wordpress Business Model

Tumblr has been an millstone around the neck of its owners, first Yahoo and later Oath and Verizon Media, pretty much since it was acquired in 2013. They never found an answer to the question that new owner Automattic is presumably about to take a...
Related topics: WordPress, Yahoo (tech), Verizon Communications Inc

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Sadly, Pornhub Isn’t Buying Tumblr

Sorry folks, Pornhub isn’t buying Tumblr, after all. According to Axios, Verizon is set to sell the social network to Automattic Inc, aka the owner of online publishing tool WordPress, which currently hosts and publishes the very site...
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Tumblr Has Been Sold Off Yet Again, Adult Content Ban To Remain In Place

Back in 2017, Verizon acquired Yahoo which in turn also meant that they acquired some of the other companies under Yahoo’s umbrella, such as microblogging platform Tumblr. However, we had heard back in May this year that Verizon could be...
Related topics: Verizon Communications Inc, Yahoo (business)

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Verizon Sells Post-porn Tumblr To Wordpress’ Owner

Verizon has sold former social media giant Tumblr to Automattic, the owner of WordPress — the platform that pretty much every news website and blog is built on.It’s unclear how much Tumblr was sold for, with The Wall Street Journal...
Related topics: Verizon Communications Inc, WordPress, Social Media

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