All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘david karp’

Tumblr Has More Ads In Store For Us

The Tumblr community is unique unto its own, with distinct communities ranging from casual users, political and social activists, die-hard fandom blogs, and collegiate hipsters, as well as hybrids of all of the above. (And, of course, a lot of porn enthusiasts, too.) Though Tumblr is a fluid social media site, prone to quick changes and experiments with user capabilities, …

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Tumblr Makes a Big Porn Policy Reversal

Here’s the thing about porn: no matter how you try to push it down, hide it, and otherwise prevent internet users from accessing it – porn will find a way. Ask Tumblr CEO David Karp, who over the weekend issued a ‘clarification’ that really amounted to a reversal in policy concerning “NSFW & Adult’ blog visibility on the site. This …

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Tumblr CEO David Karp Talks Porn, Profitability with Stephen Colbert

Tumblr CEO David Karp stopped by the Colbert Report last night, where he talked Tumblr’s future profitability, porn on the site, and why he dropped out of high school at the age of 15. Early on in the interview, Colbert implies that Karp is “successful” with his Tumblr venture, to which Karp replies: “Not yet. I’ve got lots to prove. …

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Tumblr Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell To Celebrate Yahoo Acquisition

Sure, Yahoo acquiring Tumblr seems like pretty old news at this point, but the two joined companies are still celebrating. They commemorated the event this morning in New York with Tumblr CEO David Karp ringing the NASDAQ Stock Market opening bell. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer posted a few photos from the event on her personal Tumblr: Mayer announced the news …

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Tumblr CEO David Karp on Joining Yahoo: ‘F*ck Yeah’

After a few days of speculation, Yahoo and Tumblr made their deal official this morning. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced that her company would acquire popular blogging platform in a $1.1 billion, all cash deal. “We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will …

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Yahoo Acquires Tumblr for $1.1 Billion, Promises ‘Not to Screw It Up’

It’s official. After rumors swirled last week, Yahoo and Tumblr have announced an agreement that will see Yahoo acquire the popular blogging platform for approximately $1.1 billion (all cash). For comparison, that’s just a little more than Facebook wound up paying for Instagram last summer. In a blog post, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promises that Yahoo “won’t screw it up.” …

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