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Automattic Pumps $4.6m Into New Vector To Help Grow Matrix, An Open, Decentralized Comms Ecosystem

Automattic, the open source force behind WordPress .com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and Tumblr, has made a $4.6M strategic investment into New Vector — the creators of an open, decentralized communications standard called Matrix....

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Tumblr Announces Crackdown On 4.47m ‘reblogs’ For ‘hate Speech’

Tumblr has launched its new witch-hunt style initiative to wipe out “hate speech” on the platform. Tumblr released a blog announcing its crackdown on offensive speech headlined “Updates to how we enforce our Community Guidelines on...

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Extra Crunch Live: Join Roelof Botha For A Q&a Today At 2pm Et/11am Pt

Sequoia’s Roelof Botha, who runs the firm’s US business, has a portfolio that’s rather impressive. It includes 23andMe, MongoDB, Eventbrite, Evernote, Bird, Square, Tumblr, Unity, YouTube, and Xoom to name just a few. And his...
Related topics: Evernote

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Saturday Night Social: Yes, I Know, It's Fucking April 25th

In the grand old days of yore, when Tumblr was still a site worth visiting both because there was porn there and also because of the weird queer subculture that existed which allowed me to flex my blogging muscles long before I knew I would need...

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What It's Like To Be Polyamorous During The Coronavirus Quarantine

"If you’re stuck in quarantine with one of your poly partners, and you won’t be able to see any of your other partners for the foreseeable future, what do you do?" This is a question posed on the #PolyProblems Tumblr page, one of several...

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Taylor Swift & Ariana Grande Are Sending Money To Fans Struggling Financially

Taylor Swift is helping out a fan amid the current health crisis. The 30-year-old entertainer sent $3,000 to a fan after she reached out on Tumblr where she said she worried about continuing to live in New York City due to lack of work. “I...
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Taylor Swift Hasn’t Said Anything About That Leaked Kanye Call — But She’s Liking Tumblr Posts

After the full 2016 phone call between Taylor Swift and Kanye West leaked online, Swift has been interacting with fans on Tumblr and liking their posts about karma and West's music video for the song "Famous."
Related topics: Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Entertainment Videos

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Normani Breaks Silence About Camila Cabello's Past Racist Remarks

Normani is speaking out about fellow Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello‘s past racist remarks in old Tumblr posts and tweets, which she apologized for at the end of 2019. The 23-year-old “Motivation” singer spoke out in a...

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Options Traders Showing No Fear

Options Traders Showing No Fear Via Dana Lyons' Tumblr, A historically high percentage of stock option trades are betting on higher prices. Whatever “wall of worry” that has served as a tailwind for stock prices of late has been...

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After Microsoft, It’s Apple’s Turn To Be Accused Of Bombarding Users With Ads

Microsoft has previously been accused of using Windows 10 as an adware platform to promote some of its other products and services, and now it looks like it’s Apple’s turn to face similar criticism. Tumblr engineer Steve Streza says iOS itself...
Related topics: Microsoft, Apple, Ios

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Ios Software Engineer Says Apple Service Promos Mean ‘ios Is Adware’

One of Tumblr’s software engineers has said that Apple’s promotions for its own services are so pervasive that “iOS is adware”… more… The post iOS software engineer says Apple service promos mean ‘iOS is...
Related topics: Ios, Apple

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Camila Cabello’s Dedication To Charity Is Inspiring

(Getty Images) Recently, Camila Cabello’s reputation took a hit when old racist Tumblr posts surfaced. The posts were made when Cabello wasn’t even old enough to drive, and the pop star has humbly apologized for them. It’s not wrong to...
Related topics: Charity

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Yahoo And Tumblr Lost 33% Of Their Web Traffic In The Past Several Years

Total web traffic is on the rise, however, growing 8% in 2019 to 223 billion visits per month to the top 100 websites worldwide. If there were any major sites that took a web traffic pummeling in 2019 it was Yahoo and Tumblr. That’s according...

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Tumblr To Teach Users To Find ‘real News,’ Not ‘misinterpretation’

Popular blogging forum Tumblr wants its users to beware of fake news online. The company, owned by WordPress company Automattic, launched a campaign called World Wide What.

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Tumblr’s Literacy Initiative Wants To Educate People On Misinformation And Cyberbullying

As we inch closer to the upcoming US presidential 2020 elections, social media giants have been updating their policies on the spread of misinformation to better protect the democratic process. The latest platform to join the ranks is Tumblr, which...
Related topics: Cyberbullying, Social Media

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Liam Payne Says There Could Be A One Direction Documentary Coming

Liam Payne might have just revealed that a One Direction documentary is in the works. During his recent visit to Dubai to promote his new album, LP1, the 26-year-old singer spoke to the City Times (via Tumblr) and he was asked if he remembered the...
Related topics: Documentaries

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'i Was A Teen' Is A Shitty Excuse

On Wednesday, a thread titled “exposing Camila Cabello‘s racist and downright disturbing Tumblr reblogs” made the rounds on Twitter. The thread contained a series of screenshots and corresponding links to the pop star’s now-deleted Tumblr...
Related topics: Social Media, Screenshots

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A Year After Tumblr's Porn Ban, Some Users Are Still Struggling To Rebuild Their Communities And...

Tumblr banned the posting of "adult content," including nudity and pornography, one year ago on December 17, 2018. In the year since the "porn ban," traffic to Tumblr and app downloads have dropped drastically. To top it all off, Tumblr was bought...

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Camila Cabello Apologizes After Old Racist Tumblr Posts Surface

Camila Cabello has been all over my Twitter timeline lately via targeted ads for her new album Romance. She was all over my timeline for a different, much messier reason Wednesday when a thread documenting her history of racist and xenophobic...
Related topics: Social Media

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Top Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson Reveals Why He's Investing In Media While Others Are Fleeing: 'i...

Fred Wilson is cofounder and partner at Union Square Ventures, a legendary startup investment firm. He was an early investor in platforms such as Twitter, Tumblr, Zynga, and Etsy. In a rare and wide-ranging interview with Business Insider, Wilson...
Related topics: Social Media, Startup, Twitter (business), Zynga (business)

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