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Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, May 20, 2013.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Go home Yahoo!, you're drunk.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/20/t...mblr-for-1-1-billion.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
     
  2. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    This is going to rival Fox's purchase of MySpace in stupidity.
     
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  3. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Exactly. They'll kill it with their corporate stupidity. Suck the creativity right the fuck out and replace it with ads.
     
  4. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    It is seriously mind boggling. I dont see the appeal of tumblr in the slightest.
     
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  5. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    Porn.
     
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  6. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    teen girls
     
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  7. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    there goes all the teen porn
     
  8. lajikal

    lajikal Registered User

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    Chicks love the yahoo. Perfect acquisition.
     
  9. Konstantin K

    Konstantin K Big League Poster

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    I feel like I'm on the internet a lot but I don't really know what tumblr is for. I thought it was something to do with photos but I guess it's blogs?
     
  10. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    google is too hard for their dumb woman brains
     
  11. MalcomOopsGotShot

    MalcomOopsGotShot White House Spokesperson

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  12. MalcomOopsGotShot

    MalcomOopsGotShot White House Spokesperson

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    Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo made this (her attempt at humor)

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  13. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Very fuckable.
     
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  14. MalcomOopsGotShot

    MalcomOopsGotShot White House Spokesperson

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    Especially for a woman her age.
     
  15. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://news.yahoo.com/yahoo-reporte...;_ylg=X3oDMTBhYWM1a2sxBGxhbmcDZW4tVVM-;_ylv=3
     
  16. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    I think I would have put more money in Hulu than Tumblr if I were Yahoo, but then again I haven't researched either company.
     
  17. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    I would think that would be the smarter investment. While tumblr has a huge following, how do you monetize that? Look at the struggles Facebook has had.
     
  18. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Exactly, and Tumblr has less presence on the internet than either Facebook or Hulu. Facebook is on every device, and Hulu is already on most media devices so it's available to the consumer. Also Hulu offers a more defined and demanded product to the consumer.

    Of course Hulu could have a lot more overhead, and the competition is pretty tough with Amazon and Netflix. Maybe Yahoo! just thought Tumblr would compliment their services better.
     
  19. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    I had no idea porn was on tumblr, but some of the porn gifs I've found after looking up "tumblr porn" are very hot.

    Also, whenever Yahoo is in the news, I'm surprised it still exists.
     
  20. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    My personal email account is still a Yahoo! address, simply because it's just too big of a pain in the ass to switch it to gmail. My mom still emails me on an address I stopped using 6 years ago, so just getting her to update her address book would be a pain.
     
  21. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I still use Yahoo too. It's mail and news has kept it afloat.
     
  22. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    After they acquired Flickr they started giving users 1 TB of space free, so I've been uploading my larger, high def pictures there for backup purposes.
     

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