Verizon May Sell Yahoo and AOL Assets

Verizon is looking to sell Yahoo and AOL assets, as it pivots away from the digital media business it spent billions to enter.

Tumblr Updates iOS App With GIF Button

Last summer, Tumblr launched the GIF button for its web version. The feature finally hit the Android app just last month. At the time, Tumblr said the function would come to iOS soon, and soon is now. As SocialTimes reports,…

Tumblr Messaging Is Now A Reality

Tumblr announced that it is rolling out messaging, which should go a long way in making the service more social while making users happy about a much-wanted functionality. Frankly, it’s hard to believe Tumblr hasn’t had this until now, but…

You Can Now Hide Your Tumblr Blog from the Web

Though many bloggers are looking for more eyes on their content, some might be looking for fewer, if they have a tendency to be the target of abusive trolls. Now, Tumblr is adding what it calls a “simple layer of…

Tumblr Updates Reblogs

Tumblr announced that it is changing the way reblogs look. All comments will be showcased the same way rather than buried under a stack of indents. If you ask me, that’s a major change for the better. Here’s the before…

Google Bans Porn on Blogger, Effective March 23

If you like to post sexually explicit content on your Blogger blog, you might want to think about making the switch to Tumblr. Google has announced that it is banning “images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic…

Is Social Media Very Good For Ecommerce Conversions?

Social media might not be all that great for ecommerce. At least not yet. Sure, it’s wonderful for branding and general marketing, but as far as getting actual conversions, the channel is severely lacking, according to some sources. Do you…

Tumblr Gets A Buy Button, Partners With Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, DoSomething

Tumblr is the latest social media platform to add a buy button enabling users to purchase items from posts. As you may know, such a feature is currently being tested by both Facebook and Twitter. Tumblr has partnered with Etsy,…

Here’s What 2014 Looked Like On Tumblr

Earlier, we looked at Yahoo’s year in review for 2014. The company is also sharing some review lists for Tumblr. “For the second year in a row, Tumblr presents its own Year In Review with more than 100 categories of…

Brands Get Way To See When They Appear On Tumblr

Ditto Labs announced on Tuesday that it has formed a firehose partnership with Tumblr, which will enable brands to find their logos and products within images shared on Tumblr. Considering that there are over 120 million posts to Tumblr on…

Tumblr Makes Search Better On Android

Tumblr announced a “little update” to its Android app. It will now let you filter searches by post type. As the company said in its thought-provoking announcement, “Comes in handy sometimes. Cool?” As a matter of fact, yes, this should…

Star Trek: William Shatner Is Cooler Than You

William Shatner has the life. He’s had one of those roles that was not only famous for the usual pop culture reasons, but it endeared him to a generation or two as an icon. Shatner’s voice is not just associated…

Tumblr Sponsored Posts To Be Shown Across Yahoo Properties

Here we are just about a year since Yahoo officially acquired Tumblr. Yahoo announced today that content from Tumblr Sponsored Posts will now be promoted across Yahoo in addition to Tumblr, giving them the potential to reach over 800 million…

Troutdale Shooting: One Student, Shooter Dead

A gunman shot and killed a student at an Oregon high school Tuesday and was later found dead in a bathroom stall. Authorities have identified the victim as 14-year-old high school freshman Emilio Hoffman. This is the third violent outbreak…

Obama Heads to Tumblr for Q&A, Tumblr Asked to be Thoughtful and Grammatically Sound

The White House has held numerous Q&A sessions on Twitter and Facebook, and President Obama himself has even sat down for a reddit AMA, but on June 10th, for the first time ever, Obama will be answering user questions on…

What Brands Are Doing Wrong With Visual Social Media

In case you haven’t noticed, consumers on the Internet are doing a lot of their online communication through visuals these days. People are sharing roughly 1.8 billion photos every day just on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. But image sharing…

Kylie Jenner Gives Illegal Tattoo, Posts Racy Photos

Kylie Jenner, daughter of athlete Bruce Jenner and a star of the reality television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, sure seems starved for attention lately. Recently the 16-year old was seen, via video, at a Hollywood recording studio where…

Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix

Pinterest announced that launch of the “Pin It” button for Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.org, and Wix. “We talk about the Pin It button a lot around here, and that’s because it’s a pretty big deal,” says Pinterest’s Bill Rastello. “It’s what…

iPhone 5c Target of New Apple Marketing Campaign

Earlier this year, CEO of Apple Tim Cook revealed that the iPhone 5c did not sell as well as Apple had expected it to, placing the blame upon the immediate market-recognition and appeal of the iPhone 5s: “I think the…

Katie Couric Launches Tumblr To Interact With Yahoo Audience

Katie Couric has a new Tumblr blog as the Yahoo’s Global Anchor, and will interview Michael Bloomberg on Friday. Couric was announced for the role at Yahoo back in November, when CEO Marissa Mayer referred to as “the face of…