Tag: buyout

by Mark Glaser

The big news of the week is that mature Internet company Yahoo bought less mature Internet company Tumblr for $1.1 billion to get access to a ton of younger users but not a whole lot of revenues (yet). Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is saying all the right things about letting Tumblr be Tumblr and not […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Yahoo on Monday announced it had acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion. A mentor to Tumblr creator and founder David Karp reveals new details about the formation of the platform and the genesis of the visionary entrepreneur. Media entrepreneur Fred Seibert first heard about David Karp 13 years ago, when the Tumblr founder was 14 years […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Yahoo has a long and storied history as a tech and media company, starting as a directory of websites, moving into being a portal, trying various advertising models, pushing more original content — and then what? With brash CEO Marissa Mayer at the helm, Yahoo has made headlines, for sure, by banning work-at-home, and now […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Jim Roberts took a buyout from NYT last week, will now head Digital at Reuters (Nieman) 2. Magazines still have a life on 7-inch screens (AllThingsD) 3. Common sense is the key to effective online communication (memeburn) 4. Tempted to quit Facebook? 5 1/2 reasons to stay (PandoDaily) 5. HBO adds Airplay to make […] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

When the U.K.-based Guardian Media Group bought PaidContent in 2008, it was portrayed as an attempt to expand into the U.S. market. The Guardian newspaper was a forerunner in its use of the web, and already got a large portion of its traffic from North America. But I had trouble seeing why a general interest […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Deals like this don’t come along every day. The search giant Google has rarely strayed into this kind of massive buyout in the past (a few billion for DoubleClick comes to mind) and never for something like hardware. But now that Google has announced a $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola, a maker of smartphones and […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Tim Carmody Welcome to the 16th episode of “The Mediatwits,” the weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, the founder of PaidContent. This show looks at the week’s big news, including the head-turning buyout of Motorola Mobility by Google for $12.5 billion. What was driving the search giant […] more »